Merinda Park railway station

Merinda Park railway station is a railway station on the South Gippsland line in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The station is located on the suburb boundary of Cranbourne North and Lyndhurst. It opened on 24 March 1995 as part of the electrification of the line to Cranbourne.[2][3]

Merinda Park
PTV commuter rail station
Merindanight.jpg
Northbound view in April 2007
LocationEndeavour Drive
Cranbourne North, Victoria 3977
Australia
Coordinates38°04′48″S 145°15′51″E / 38.0800°S 145.2641°E / -38.0800; 145.2641Coordinates: 38°04′48″S 145°15′51″E / 38.0800°S 145.2641°E / -38.0800; 145.2641
Owned byVicTrack
Operated byMetro Trains
Line(s)South Gippsland
Distance42.35 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms2 (side)(Under Construction)
Tracks2 (Under Construction)
Train operatorsMetro Trains
ConnectionsBus route 799
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Parking200 spaces
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusOperational, unstaffed
Station codeMPK
Fare zone2
WebsitePublic Transport Victoria
History
Opened24 March 1995 (1995-03-24)
Electrified1500 V DC overhead
Passengers
2008–2009299,296[1]
2009–2010329,995[1]Increase 10.26%
2010–2011354,491[1]Increase 7.42%
2011–2012311,688[1]Decrease 12.07%
2012–2013Not measured[1]
2013–2014312,227[1]Increase 0.17%
Services
Preceding station Metro Trains Following station
Lynbrook Cranbourne line Cranbourne
Terminus

Flashing lights were provided at the nearby Thompsons Road level crossing in 1977.[4] Boom barriers were provided with the electrification of the line to Cranbourne in 1995. The level crossing was removed on 25 June 2018 as part of a general upgrade of Thompsons Road.[5][6]

In December 2019, plans were announced to completely rebuild the station as part of Cranbourne line duplication. A second platform will be added and the main entrance will be moved to a more central location. The new station opened on the 18th of March 2021.

Platforms & servicesEdit

Merinda Park has one platform. It is served by Metro Trains' Cranbourne line trains.[7]

Platform 1:

  • Unbuilt, no services until Cranbourne line duplication is complete by early 2023

Platform 2:

Transport linksEdit

Cranbourne Transit operates one bus route via Merinda Park station, under contract to Public Transport Victoria:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Train Station Patronage FY2008-2014". Public Transport Victoria. 14 May 2015. Archived from the original (XLS) on 30 March 2016. Retrieved 1 November 2016. (access from [1] Archived 3 November 2016 at the Wayback Machine)
  2. ^ Merinda Park Vicsig
  3. ^ Fiddian, Marc (1997). Trains, Tracks, Travellers: A history of the Victorian Railways. South Eastern Independent Newspapers. p. 154. ISBN 1-875475-12-5.
  4. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. August 1977. p. 183.
  5. ^ "Hello new Thompsons Road bridge, goodbye level crossing | Level Crossing Removal Authority". levelcrossings.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  6. ^ Authority, Major Road Projects (1 January 2003). "Thompsons Road Upgrade". roadprojects.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Cranbourne Line". Public Transport Victoria.
  8. ^ "799 Merinda Park Station - The Avenue Village SC". Public Transport Victoria.

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