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Heidelberg railway station

Heidelberg
Platform 2 in August 2005
Location Studley Road, Heidelberg
Coordinates
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by Metro
Line(s) Hurstbridge
Distance 14.04 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 2
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Other information
Status Premium station
Station code HDB
Fare zone Myki zone 1/2 overlap
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 8 May 1888
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
toward Flinders Street
Hurstbridge line
toward Hurstbridge

Heidelberg railway station is located on the Hurstbridge line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the north-eastern Melbourne suburb of Heidelberg.

North of Heidelberg the double line becomes single to pass through a short tunnel.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Platforms and services 2
  • Transport links 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

Heidelberg station opened on 8 May 1888,[1] at the time when it was the terminating station on what is now the Hurstbridge line.

At one time there was a goods yard opposite platform 1, however this made way for an extension of the commuter car park, but the goods shed still exists. Later on there were three tracks running through the station - two serviced the island platform and the third track was the last surviving stabling track. The third track was removed after a period of inactivity.

Between 26 January 1942 and 6 February 1942, 14 trains were modified to become ambulance trains. The trains ferried returning wounded World War II servicemen from Melbourne to Heidelberg Station where ambulances were waiting to collect them. Heidelberg Station's role in the war was recognised on 3 November 1995, 50 years after the end of the war, when Vin Heffernan, member for Ivanhoe, erected a plaque at the station to commemorate it.[2]

In 1992 the station received an enclosed waiting area and ticket facilities as part of the ‘Travel Safe’ program. It was upgraded to a Premium station on 21 June 1996. .[3]

At 5am on 5 March 1994, after the signals were upgraded to a totally electronic system, one of the decommissioned mechanical semaphore signals ("Signal No. 4") was relocated from the Melbourne side of the station to the car park opposite platform 1 for display purposes. Signal No. 4 was first erected for operation at Heidelberg station in 1912.[4]

Platforms and services

Heidelberg has one island platform with two faces. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Hurstbridge line services.[5]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Transport links

Dyson's Bus Services operate two routes via Heidelberg station:

Transdev Melbourne operates one SmartBus route via Heidelberg station:

Ventura Bus Lines operates one route via Heidelberg station:

References

  1. ^ VICSIG Infrastructure - Heidelberg
  2. ^ Plaque inside Heidelberg Station
  3. ^ "Upgrading Eltham to a Premium Station". Newsrail (Australian Railway Heistorical Society): page 310. October 1997. 
  4. ^ Sign at Heidelberg Railway Station, Platform 1
  5. ^ Hurstbridge Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  6. ^ Route 513 Eltham - Glenroy timetable Public Transport Victoria
  7. ^ Route 546 Heidelberg - Melbourne University timetable Public Transport Victoria
  8. ^ Route 903 Altona - Mordialloc timetable Public Transport Victoria
  9. ^ Route 551 Heidelberg - La Trobe University timetable Public Transport Victoria

External links

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