Melton railway station, Melbourne

Melton railway station is located on the Serviceton line in Victoria, Australia, and serves the outer Melbourne satellite city of Melton.[1]

History

Melton station opened on 2 April 1884, when the line from Braybrook Junction opened. The line was extended westward to Parwan in 1886, and being on a single track section, the station served as a crossing loop from this time. By 1889, the station had an interlocked signal box, single passenger platform, and a three road yard. A goods shed also existed across from the passenger platform.[2]

In 1987, the yard was rationalised to main line and crossing loop, but it was not until 1991 that the second platform was added.[3] In 1998, the station building was refurbished.

As part of the Regional Fast Rail project, control of the signals was transferred to the Ballarat signal box in 2005.[4] Melton station still retains the lever frame for historical purposes.

Platforms & services

Melton has two side platforms. It is serviced by V/Line Ballarat and Ararat line services.[5][6] Platform 1 is located on the main line, and is used by most trains. Platform 2 is located on a crossing loop. Trains up to 125 metres long may cross at the station, with a 245-metre-long dead end siding existing at the western (Down) end of the station.[7]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Ballarat line upgrade

The Victoria Government’s Regional Rail Revival Ballarat Line Upgrade[8][9] includes duplication from Deer Park west to Melton in 2018-19.

Transport links

Sita Buslines operates five routes to and from Melton station:

Dyson’s Bus Services operates one route via Melton station:

References

  1. ^ Melton Vicsig
  2. ^ “Victorian Station Histories – Melton” (PDF). www.vrhistory.com. Retrieved 26 May 2008.
  3. ^ “Works”. Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. October 1991. p. 338.
  4. ^ Melton – Interlocking Information Vicsig
  5. ^ Ballarat – Melbourne timetable Public Transport Victoria
  6. ^ Ararat – Melbourne Public Transport Victoria
  7. ^ Train Operating Data: Southern Cross to Ararat V/Line 18 October 2013
  8. ^ Minister for Public Transport (1 March 2017). “$518 Million Ballarat Line Upgrade Released To Market”. Premier of Victoria website. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  9. ^ “Ballarat Line Upgrade”. Rail Projects Victoria. 2 February 2019. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  10. ^ “453 Melton – Melton Station via Brookfield”. Public Transport Victoria.
  11. ^ “455 Micasa Rise-Roslyn Park – Melton Station”. Public Transport Victoria.
  12. ^ “457 Melton – Melton Station via Melton West”. Public Transport Victoria.
  13. ^ “458 Kurunjang – Melton Station”. Public Transport Victoria.
  14. ^ “459 Arnolds Creek to Melton Station via Westlake”. Public Transport Victoria.
  15. ^ “943 Night bus: Watergardens – Caroline Springs – Melton”. Public Transport Victoria.

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