Springvale railway station

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Springvale
PTV commuter rail station
Springvale railway station - Melbourne.jpg
Looking west towards Platform 1 - January 2021
LocationSpringvale Road
Springvale, Victoria 3171
Australia
Coordinates37°56′58″S 145°09′11″E / 37.9494°S 145.1531°E / -37.9494; 145.1531Coordinates: 37°56′58″S 145°09′11″E / 37.9494°S 145.1531°E / -37.9494; 145.1531
Owned byVicTrack
Operated byMetro Trains
Line(s)Gippsland line
Distance24.50 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms2
Tracks2
Train operatorsMetro Trains
Connections6 bus routes
Construction
Structure typeCutting
Depth6.5 metres (21 feet)
Parking261 spaces
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusOperational, premium station
Station codeSPG
Fare zone2
WebsitePublic Transport Victoria
History
Opened1 September 1880 (1880-09-01)
Rebuilt22 April 2014
Electrified1500 V DC overhead
Previous namesSpring Vale
Passengers
2008–20091.609 million[1]
2009–20101.754 million[1]Increase 9.01%
2010–20111.713 million[1]Decrease 2.34%
2011–20121.598 million[1]Decrease 6.71%
2012–2013Not measured[1]
2013–20141.393 million[1]Decrease 12.83%
Services
Preceding station Metro Trains Following station
Westall Pakenham line Sandown Park
towards Pakenham
Cranbourne line Sandown Park
towards Cranbourne
Former services
Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Terminus   Spring Vale Cemetery line   Spring Vale Cemetery

Springvale railway station is a railway station in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is located on the Gippsland line and is served by Pakenham and Cranbourne commuter rail services. It serves the south-eastern suburb of Springvale, opening on 1 September 1880 as Spring Vale, and was renamed Springvale in February 1972.[2]

In 1975, the signal box was provided with a new relay interlocking system,[3] and in 1976, the goods platform was abolished.[4] It was upgraded to a Premium station on 7 June 1996.[5]

The remnant of a former branch line, which went to Spring Vale Cemetery station, was located at the northern end of the station. In October 2002, it was booked out of use, and the associated points, signals, crossover, and overhead wiring were removed in August 2008.[6]

In mid-2013, construction commenced on a grade separation project to eliminate the Springvale Road level crossing immediately north of the station. As part of this project, a new station was constructed below street level, which opened on 22 April 2014.[7][8][9]

Facilities, platforms & services[edit]

Springvale has two side platforms, with a concourse above on ground level. The concourse features a customer service window, an enclosed waiting room and toilets. Inside this enclosed waiting room there is a small coffee kiosk. Access to the platforms is provided by stairs and ramps. Springvale is serviced by Metro Trains' Pakenham and Cranbourne line services.[10][11]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

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

Transport links[edit]

Transdev Melbourne operates one route via Springvale station:

Ventura Bus Lines operate five routes via Springvale station:

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  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])
  2. ^ Springvale Vicsig
  3. ^ Vincent Adams Winter (1990). VR and VicRail: 1962–1983. p. 106. ISBN 0-9592069-3-0.
  4. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. April 1976. p. 92.
  5. ^ "Upgrading Eltham to a Premium Station". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. October 1997. p. 310.
  6. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. September 2008. pp. 278–282.
  7. ^ Springvale Level Crossing Project Removal Project VicRoads
  8. ^ Springvale Level Crossing Project Removal Project Information Update March 2014 VicRoads
  9. ^ Springvale level crossing and Premium Station open VicRoads 22 April 2014
  10. ^ "Pakenham Line". Public Transport Victoria.
  11. ^ "Cranbourne Line". Public Transport Victoria.
  12. ^ "902 Chelsea - Airport West (SMARTBUS Service)". Public Transport Victoria. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  13. ^ "705 Mordialloc - Springvale via Braeside & Clayton South". Public Transport Victoria. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  14. ^ "811 Dandenong - Brighton via Heatherton Road & Springvale". Public Transport Victoria. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  15. ^ "813 Dandenong - Waverley Gardens SC". Public Transport Victoria. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  16. ^ "814 Springvale South - Dandenong via Waverley Gardens Shopping Centre & Springvale". Public Transport Victoria. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  17. ^ "885 Glen Waverley - Springvale via Wanda Street". Public Transport Victoria. Retrieved 11 March 2019.

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