Bonbeach railway station

Bonbeach railway station is located on the Frankston line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the south-eastern Melbourne suburb of Bonbeach, opening on 15 February 1926.[1][2]

Bonbeach
Commuter rail station
Bonbeach Station, southbound view from Platform 1 in July 2018.jpg
Southbound view from Platform 1 in July 2018
LocationNepean Highway, Bonbeach
Coordinates38°03′46″S 145°07′11″E / 38.0627°S 145.1197°E / -38.0627; 145.1197Coordinates: 38°03′46″S 145°07′11″E / 38.0627°S 145.1197°E / -38.0627; 145.1197
Owned byVicTrack
Operated byMetro
Line(s)Frankston
Distance34.61 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms2 side
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeGround
Parking30
Bicycle facilities12 unenclosed racks
Other information
StatusUnstaffed station
Station codeBON
Fare zoneMyki zone 2
WebsitePublic Transport Victoria
History
Opened15 February 1926
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station Metro Trains Following station
Chelsea Frankston line Carrum
towards Frankston

Boom barriers replaced hand gates at the Bondi Road level crossing in 1977.[3] In 1981, the station buildings were rebuilt.[4]

New passenger amenities were added in 2015, including passenger information displays, additional myki readers, a network status board, and an additional shelter at the north end of Platform 1.[5] Safety improvements including additional CCTV cameras, as well as tactile platform edges were also added.[6]

The station was used in the Australian television comedy series Kath & Kim in episode two of series four, as the location of a Gloria Jean's coffee cart grand opening party.

Platforms & servicesEdit

Bonbeach has two side platforms. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Frankston line services.[7]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Future reconstructionEdit

The station is to be reconstructed to remove the adjacent level crossing at Bondi Road, with works commencing in 2019. The new station will consist of an island platform lowered into a trench, with Bondi Road passing overhead. The existing pedestrian level crossing at Golden Avenue will be converted into an overpass, whilst the crossing at Broadway will be eliminated.[8][9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bonbeach Vicsig
  2. ^ A Railway Station at Bondi Archived 19 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine City of Kingston
  3. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. January 1977. p. 14.
  4. ^ Vincent Adams Winter (1990). VR and VicRail:1962-1983. p. 107. ISBN 0-9592069-3-0.
  5. ^ Urbanalyst. "Victorian Government announces start of $100 million Bayside Rail Improvement Project". Urbanalyst. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Bayside Rail Upgrade on Track". Donna For Carrum. Archived from the original on 26 May 2018. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Frankston Line". Public Transport Victoria.
  8. ^ "Bondi Road, Bonbeach | Level Crossing Removal Authority". levelcrossings.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  9. ^ "What to expect during construction | Level Crossing Removal Authority". Retrieved 26 May 2018.

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