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Diamond Creek railway station

Diamond Creek
Northbound view from platform 2 in August 2014
Location Hurstbridge Road, Diamond Creek
Coordinates
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by Metro
Line(s) Hurstbridge
Distance 32.63 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Ground
Parking 70
Other information
Status Unstaffed station
Station code DCK
Fare zone Myki zone 2
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 25 June 1912
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
toward Flinders Street
Hurstbridge line
toward Hurstbridge

Diamond Creek railway station is located on the Hurstbridge line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the north-eastern Melbourne suburb of Diamond Creek opening on 25 June 1912.[1]

A passing loop had been present at the station for many years (believed to have been originally used as a goods siding). In 1994 a second platform was constructed on the passing loop. Before then one train had to set back after using the platform, then enter the loop to allow another train to pass. Originally both platforms were bi-directional. Today platform 2 can only be used by Hurstbridge bound trains with the introduction of electronic signalling in 2008.

Diamond Creek was one of the last stations in Melbourne controlled by the Staff and Ticket safeworking system, including semaphore signals. The station was a break for two sections of the safeworking system; Eltham to Diamond Creek and Diamond Creek to Hurstbridge. As a result, Metro Trains staff were required to operate the safeworking system, including operating the points for the crossing loop. In 2008 the signals and the points were upgraded to be controlled electronically and in early 2013 the safe working system was converted to Automatic & Track Control (ATC).[2]

Contents

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

Platforms & services

Diamond Creek has two side platforms. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Hurstbridge line services.[3]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Transport links

Panorama Coaches operates one route via Diamond Creek station:

References

  1. ^ Diamond Creek Vicsig
  2. ^ Hurstbridge Line VICSIG. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
  3. ^ Hurstbridge Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  4. ^ Route 580 Eltham - Diamond Creek Public Transport Victoria

External links

  • Melway
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