Preston railway station, Melbourne


Preston railway station, Melbourne

MelbourneRailwayStation1
NAME=Preston


CODE=PRE
DISTANCE=11.2 km
LINES=Epping
PLATFORMS=2
TRACKS=2
STATUS=Premium Station
FACILITIES= [http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/stop/view/20012 Link]
TIMETABLES= [http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/stop/view/20012#lineInformation Link]
MELWAY=
ZONE=1+2 overlap

Preston is a railway station in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in the suburb of Preston, on the Epping railway line. Preston is classed as a Premium Station and is in Metcard Zones 1+2.

Facilities

The station is located at the southern end of the Murray Road level crossing and the northern end of the Cramer Street level crossing, with station access from both.

The station consists of two side platforms: Platform 1 (Flinders Street bound) has a large brick building with an enclosed waiting room, a ticket office and toilets, while platform 2 (Epping bound) has a smaller brick building. A large Metcard machine is located inside the waiting room, which is able to dispense most ticketing options available and also accept notes, coins and debit cards. A small coin-only Metcard machine is located at the entrance to platform 2.

Preston Market is located at the front of the citybound platform.

History

Preston station opened on October 8, 1889 as "Preston - Murray Road". It was later renamed to "Preston" in 1905. [ [http://www.vicsig.net/index.php?page=infrastructure&name=Preston VICSIG Infrastructure - Preston] ] It was upgraded to Premium Station status in 1998.cite journal
year = 1997
month = October
title = Upgrading Eltham to a Premium Station
journal = Newsrail
publisher = Australian Railway Heritage Society (Victorian Division)
pages = page 310
]

References

MelbourneStations
Line=Epping line
Previous=Bell
Here=Preston
Next=Regent


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