Officer railway station

Officer railway station is located on the Gippsland line, in Victoria, Australia. It serves the south-eastern Melbourne suburb of Officer, and opened on 4 August 1881 as Officer's Siding. It was renamed Officer on 13 February 1899. On 13 May 1956, a new station opened east of the original site.[1]

Flashing signals were provided at the nearby Station Street/Officer South Road level crossing in 1976.[2] A decade later, in 1986, boom barriers were added.[3]

The former goods siding was taken out of service in 1988.[4] The main line points leading into the siding were spiked, and were removed at a later date.[4]

In 2011/12, it was the 2nd least used station in Melbourne's metropolitan system, with 55,000 passenger movements.[5]

Platforms & services

Officer has two side platforms. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Pakenham line services.[6]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

It is planned to connect the Pakenham line to the Sunbury line through the new Metro Tunnel in late 2025.

References

  1. ^ Officer Vicsig
  2. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. July 1976. p. 160.
  3. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. March 1987. p. 91.
  4. ^ a b "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. June 1988. p. 186.
  5. ^ Station Patronage Research Public Transport Victoria
  6. ^ "Pakenham Line". Public Transport Victoria.

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