Bittern railway station, Melbourne


Bittern railway station, Melbourne

MelbourneRailwayStation1
NAME=Bittern
IMAGELINK=Bittern-station-platform.jpg
CAPTION=Looking towards the city from the platform
CODE=BIT
DISTANCE=66.6 km
LINES=Stony Point
PLATFORMS=1
TRACKS=1
STATUS=Unmanned station
FACILITIES=
TIMETABLES=
MELWAY=
ZONE=2

Bittern is a railway station in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in the suburb of Bittern, on the Stony Point railway line. Bittern is unmanned and is in Metcard Zone 2.

Facilities

Bittern station is located on to Frankston-Flinders Road, which also provides station access.

The station consists of one side platform, with small pebblemix shelters in the centre. Like all stations on the Stony Point line, the station contains no Metcard machine or validators, with passengers required to pre-purchase tickets and validate them on arrival at Frankston [cite web | title = Stony Point Line - Ticket and validation machines | publisher = Metlink | url = http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/news/media_releases/metropolitan_trains/stony_point_line_ticket_and_validation_machines | accessdate = 2008-04-26 ] .

History

Bittern station opened on December 17 1889. [ [http://www.vicsig.net/index.php?page=infrastructure&name=Bittern VICSIG Infrastructure - Bittern] ] The station is the former junction of the Red Hill railway line.

References

MetlinkAndClosedStations
Line1= Stony Point line
Previous1= Hastings
Next1= Morradoo
ClosedLine = Red Hill branch
ClosedNext = Balnarring
ClosedPreviousplain = Junction
VICORMELB=Melbourne


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