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Jacana railway station

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Jacana railway station is located on the Craigieburn line in Victoria, Australia. It opened on 15 February 1959,[1] and serves the northern Melbourne suburbs of Jacana and Glenroy.

Jacana railway station, Melbourne.jpg
Northbound view in September 2007
Location Pascoe Vale Road, Glenroy
Coordinates 37°41′42″S 144°54′57″E / 37.6951°S 144.9158°E / -37.6951; 144.9158Coordinates: 37°41′42″S 144°54′57″E / 37.6951°S 144.9158°E / -37.6951; 144.9158
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by Metro Trains
Line(s) Craigieburn
Distance 15.43 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 2
Structure type Ground
Other information
Status Unstaffed station
Station code JAC
Fare zone Myki zone 2
Website Public Transport Victoria
Opened 15 February 1959
Electrified Yes
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Craigieburn line
towards Craigieburn

The railway past the site of Jacana station opened in 1872 as part of the North East railway to Wodonga. Construction of the station required the slewing of both the up and down lines to make room for the island platform, as well as the flyover for the standard gauge line under construction at the same time.[2]

The North East standard gauge line is to the west of the station, crossing the broad gauge suburban lines by a flyover at the northern end of the station. The Albion-Jacana freight line joins the main suburban line after the flyover, and the Western Ring Road passes under the station via a short tunnel.

The current overpass on Pascoe Vale Road, west of the station, was provided in 1975, replacing an earlier overpass.[3]

Platforms & servicesEdit

Jacana has one island platform with two faces. It is served by Metro Trains' Craigieburn line trains.[4]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:


  1. ^ "Jacana". Vicsig. Retrieved 2017-04-29. 
  2. ^ Turton, Keith W (1973). Six And A Half Inches From Destiny. The first hundred years of the Melbourne-Wodonga Railway 1873-1973. Australian Railway Historical Society. p. 87. ISBN 0-85849-012-9. 
  3. ^ "Way & Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. February 1975. p. 44. 
  4. ^ Craigieburn Line timetable Public Transport Victoria

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