Cranbourne railway station
However, the Victorian government still has plans to reintroduce rail services to Leongatha in the future, as well as extending the electrified line 3.5 kilometres to Cranbourne East. The last regular train ran beyond Cranbourne on 15 January 1998, when the Koala Siding (near Nyora) to Spotswood station sand train ceased operation.
A water tank located within the former train yard was removed in early 1973.
In November 1993, Train Order Working replaced Electric Staff safeworking to Cranbourne, then on 24 March 1995, the electrification and power signalling on the line was commissioned from Dandenong.
In April 2008, work started on the construction of six train stabling sidings at Cranbourne, to enable more trains to run on the line at peak times without duplicating the line. The works were completed in November 2008. As part of these works the station & bus interchange received an upgrade.
On 31 January 2018, a council in Melbourne’s booming South-east says it needs almost $3 Billion worth of rail and road infrastructure to bring its transport services including the electrification to Clyde from Cranbourne.
The Coalition if it wins the 2018 Victorian election will extend the Cranbourne line to the suburb of Clyde.
Facilities, platforms & services
Cranbourne has one island platform with two faces. The platform features a customer service window, two enclosed waiting rooms and toilets. It is serviced by Metro Trains‘ Cranbourne line services.
Cranbourne Transit operates eight routes via Cranbourne station:
- 791: to Frankston station
- 792: to Pearcedale
- 795: to Warneet
- 796: to Clyde
- 798: Cranbourne Park Shopping Centre – Selandra Rise (Cranbourne East)
- 893: Cranbourne Park Shopping Centre – Dandenong station
- 897: Clyde – Lynbrook station
- 898: to Cranbourne East
Ventura Bus Lines operates two routes via Cranbourne station:
- 841: Narre Warren North – Cranbourne
- 978: Dandenong station – Cranbourne (Saturday and Sunday mornings only)
- Cranbourne Vicsig
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- “Farewell – The Sand Train”. Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. February 1998. pp. 71–76.
- “Way and Works”. Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. March 1973. p. 54.
- “Cranbourne Electrification Opened” Railway Digest May 1995 page 16
- Fiddian, Mark (1997). Trains, Tracks, Travellers. A history of the Victorian Railways. South Eastern Independent Newspapers. p. 154. ISBN 1-875475-12-5.
- “Media Release: Cranbourne Station Train Stabling Project on Track”. Minister for Public Transport Media Release. www.dpc.vic.gov.au. Archived from the original on 22 July 2008. Retrieved 24 April 2008.
- $37m train transformation Cranbourne News. Retrieved 2014-09-23
- Cranbourne Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
- Route 791 Frankston Station – Cranbourne Station timetable Public Transport Victoria
- Route 792 Cranbourne Station – Botanic Ridge and Pearcedale timetable Public Transport Victoria
- Route 795 Warneet – Cranbourne timetable Public Transport Victoria
- Route 796 Cranbourne – Clyde timetable Public Transport Victoria
- Route 798 Cranbourne Park SC – Selandra Rise timetable Public Transport Victoria
- Route 893 Cranbourne Park SC – Dandenong Station timetable Public Transport Victoria
- Route 897 Clyde – Lynbrook Station timetable Public Transport Victoria
- Route 898 Cranbourne East – Cranbourne Station timetable Public Transport Victoria
- Route 841 Narre Warren North – Cranbourne timetable Public Transport Victoria
- Route 982 Dandenong – Endeavour Hills – Hampton Park – Cranbourne timetable Public Transport Victoria
Preceding station Disused railways Following station Continued as the
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