Croydon railway station, Melbourne

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Croydon
PTV commuter rail station
CroydonTrainStationMarch2009.jpg
Westbound view from Platform 2 in March 2009
General information
LocationWicklow Avenue,
Croydon, Victoria 3136
City of Maroondah
Australia
Coordinates37°47′43″S 145°16′50″E / 37.7954°S 145.2805°E / -37.7954; 145.2805Coordinates: 37°47′43″S 145°16′50″E / 37.7954°S 145.2805°E / -37.7954; 145.2805
Owned byVicTrack
Operated byMetro Trains
Line(s)Lilydale
Distance31.03 kilometres from
Southern Cross
Platforms2 side
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus
Construction
Structure typeGround
Parking420
Bicycle facilities8
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusOperational, Premium Station
Station codeCDN
Fare zoneMyki Zone 2
WebsitePublic Transport Victoria
History
Opened1 December 1882; 139 years ago (1882-12-01)
Rebuilt30 June 1984
Electrified1500 V DC overhead
(November 1924)
Previous namesWarrandyte (1882-1884)
Passengers
2008-20090.886 million[1]
2009-20100.881 million[1]Decrease 0.56%
2010-20110.932 million[1]Increase 5.79%
2011-20120.885 million[1]Decrease 5.04%
2012-2013Not measured[1]
2013-20140.822 million[1]Decrease 7.12%
Services
Preceding station Railways in Melbourne Metro Trains Following station
Ringwood East Lilydale line Mooroolbark
towards Lilydale
Track layout
1
2
Cool Store Road
(Removing by 2025)
Creek

Croydon railway station is located on the Lilydale line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the eastern Melbourne suburb of Croydon, and it opened on 1 December 1882 as Warrandyte. It was renamed Croydon on 1 August 1884.[2]

The line between Croydon and Mooroolbark was duplicated in 1957, with a number of sidings provided at the same time.[2] In 1978, the goods yard was closed, and in the same year, a number of sidings were abolished.[2] The present Coolstore Road level crossing, located in the Down direction of the station, was provided in 1979, replacing a previous level crossing.[2]

Platform 1 opened on 30 June 1984, as part of the duplication of the line between Croydon and Ringwood.[3] The remaining sidings were also abolished during this time.[2] It was upgraded to a Premium Station on 31 July 1996.[4]

On 29 July 2021, the Level Crossing Removal Project announced that the Coolstore Road level crossing will be grade separated by 2025, with a rail bridge to be built over the road.[5][6][7] The level crossing removal will also involve the construction of a new station. Early concept designs were released on 6 August 2022.[8]

Platforms and services[edit]

Croydon has two side platforms. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Lilydale line services.[9]

Platforms 1:

Platforms 2:

Transport links[edit]

Kinetic Melbourne operates one route via Croydon station, under contract to Public Transport Victoria:

  •  380 : to Ringwood station (loop service)[10]

Ventura Bus Lines operates ten routes via Croydon station, under contract to Public Transport Victoria:

 SkyBus  also operates a service from Croydon station to Melbourne Airport.

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] Archived 3 November 2016 at the Wayback Machine)
  2. ^ a b c d e "Croydon". vicsig.net. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  3. ^ Waugh, Andrew (3 November 1998). "Box Hill – Lilydale to Belgrave" (PDF). SRS Showday Tour Notes. VR History.
  4. ^ "Upgrading Eltham to a Premium Station". Newsrail. Australian Railway Heritage Society. October 1997. p. 310.
  5. ^ Coolstore Road, Croydon - Level Crossing Removal Project
  6. ^ 10 more level crossings to go by 2025 - Level Crossing Removal Project
  7. ^ Belgrave and Lilydale lines level crossing removal fact sheet - Level Crossing Removal Project
  8. ^ Designs revealed for the Coolstore Road level crossing removal - Victoria's Big Build
  9. ^ "Lilydale Line". Public Transport Victoria.
  10. ^ "380 Ringwood - Croydon Loop". Public Transport Victoria.
  11. ^ "664 Chirnside Park - Knox City via Croydon & Bayswater". Public Transport Victoria.
  12. ^ "670 Ringwood - Lilydale via Croydon & Chirnside Park". Public Transport Victoria.
  13. ^ "671 Croydon - Chirnside Park via Warrien Road & Patrick Street". Public Transport Victoria.
  14. ^ "672 Croydon - Chirnside Park via Wonga Park & Croydon Hills". Public Transport Victoria.
  15. ^ "688 Croydon - Upper Ferntree Gully via Olinda and Tremont". Public Transport Victoria.
  16. ^ "689 Croydon - Montrose via Hawthory Road & Durham Road". Public Transport Victoria.
  17. ^ "690 Croydon - Boronia via Kilsyth & Canterbury Gardens & Kilsyth South". Public Transport Victoria.
  18. ^ "737 Croydon - Monash University via Boronia & Knox City Shopping Centre & Glen Waverley". Public Transport Victoria.
  19. ^ "967 Night bus: Glen Waverley - Burwood Hwy - Bayswater (returns via Bayswater North - Ferntree Gully)". Public Transport Victoria.
  20. ^ On-demand bus service FlexiRide expands to Chirnside Park, Lilydale, Mooroolbark and Croydon Public Transport Victoria

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