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Lalor railway station

Lalor
Southbound view in March 2012
Location Station Street, Lalor
Coordinates
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by Metro
Line(s) South Morang
Distance 20.72 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 2
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Parking 220
Bicycle facilities 4
Other information
Status Unstaffed station
Station code LAL
Fare zone Myki zone 2
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened October 1949
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
toward Flinders Street
South Morang line
toward South Morang

Lalor railway station is located on the South Morang line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the north-eastern Melbourne suburb of Lalor opening as Rail Motor Stopping Place 77 in October 1949, being renamed Lalor on 27 August 1952.[1]

It was served by the Thomastown to Whittlesea AEC railmotor shuttle.[2] In November 1959 the line from Reservoir was electrified, with the line northward closed.[1][3] In November 1964 it was reopened and electrified as far as Epping.[4]

Lalor station, like the suburb in which it is located, was originally pronounced (locally [ˈloːlə]), as it was named after Peter Lalor, and although some people still pronounce it as such, in recent times the pronunciation or (locally [ˈlæɪloː, -lə]) has become predominant.

In addition, the Victorian Railways Newsletter of 1973 and Victorian RailWays of 1974—Victorian Railways in-house newsletters—stated that the correct pronunciation was (locally [ˈloːlə]).[5]

Contents

  • Platforms & services 1
  • Transport links 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Platforms & services

Lalor has one island platform with two faces. It is serviced by Metro Trains' South Morang line services.[6]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Transport links

Dyson's Bus Services operate four routes via Lalor station:

References

  1. ^ a b Lalor Vicsig
  2. ^ Jack McLean (November 1995). "Reservoir-Whittlesea: Signalling and Safeworking". Newsrail (Australian Railway Historical Society): pages 333–337. 
  3. ^ "What Goes On".  
  4. ^ SE Dornan & RG Henderson (1979). Electric Railways of Victoria. Australian Electric Traction Society. p. 67.  
  5. ^ Victorian Railways News Letter, April 1973, p. 50 and Victorian RailWays, October 1974, p. 155.
  6. ^ South Morang Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  7. ^ Route 554 Thomastown via West Lalor clockwise loop timetable Public Transport Victoria
  8. ^ Route 555 Epping - Northland timetable Public Transport Victoria
  9. ^ Route 557 Thomastown via West Lalor anti-clockwise loop timetable Public Transport Victoria
  10. ^ Route 566 Lalor - Northlands Shopping Centre timetable Public Transport Victoria

External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
  • South Morang extension project gallery
  • Melway
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