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Northcote railway station

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Northcote
Southbound view from Platform 2 in May 2014
LocationHerbert Street, Northcote
Australia
Coordinates37°46′11″S 144°59′41″E / 37.7697°S 144.9948°E / -37.7697; 144.9948Coordinates: 37°46′11″S 144°59′41″E / 37.7697°S 144.9948°E / -37.7697; 144.9948
Owned byVicTrack
Operated byMetro
Line(s)Mernda
Distance8.97 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms2 side
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus
Tram
Construction
Structure typeGround
Parking5
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusUnstaffed station
Station codeNCE
Fare zoneMyki zone 1
WebsitePublic Transport Victoria
History
Opened8 October 1889
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesMiddle Northcote
Services
Preceding station Metro Trains Following station
Merri Mernda line Croxton
towards Mernda

Northcote railway station is located on the Mernda line, in Victoria, Australia. It serves the north-eastern Melbourne suburb of Northcote, and opened on 8 October 1889 as Middle Northcote, being renamed Northcote on 10 December 1906.[1]

The former goods sidings, located at the down end of the station, were abolished in 1986.[2] The crossover, also located at the Down end, was spiked out of use around this time.[2] It was removed at a later date.

During October 1987, the double line block systems between Northcote and Merri and Northcote and Thornbury were abolished, and replaced with three positioning signalling.[3]

Boom barriers replaced interlocked gates at the Arthurton Road level crossing around 1987/1988.[4][5]

Platforms & services

Northcote has two side platforms. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Mernda line services.[6]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Transport links

Dysons operates one route via Northcote station:

Yarra Trams operates two routes via Northcote station:

References

  1. ^ Northcote Vicsig
  2. ^ a b Works. Australian Railway Historical Society (Victorian Division). March 1987. p. 91. ISSN 0310-7477.
  3. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. January 1988. p. 27.
  4. ^ "Northcote to Epping 1987". MetRail Signalling Diagram No 39’87. www.signaldiagramsandphotos.com. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Northcote to Reservoir 1988". The Met Signalling Diagram No 17’88. www.signaldiagramsandphotos.com. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Mernda Line". Public Transport Victoria.
  7. ^ "508 Alphington - Moonee Ponds via Northcote & Brunswick". Public Transport Victoria.
  8. ^ "11 West Preston - Victoria Harbour Docklands". Public Transport Victoria.
  9. ^ "86 Bundoora RMIT - Waterfront City Docklands". Public Transport Victoria.
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