Ringwood Station

Ringwood Station

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Posted 2024-05-26 by Neil Follettfollow
Ringwood Station, at the junction of the Lilydale and Belgrave lines, opened in 1891.

It was completely renovated in 2016 with an elevated walkway over the rail lines to access the platforms on both sides.

The change of levels can be achieved by stairs, escalators or lifts. There are several locations to scan your Myki card to gain access to the platforms.

The icon of the station is the restoration of the original signal box, built in 1926, during the 2016 upgrade. It is worth a walk around it to appreciate it from all sides. An information panel on the front wall tells of its history.

During the upgrade, the ground floor of the signal box was converted to a café, for takeaways and a sit-down area. I patronised it with a takeaway coffee which was hot and to my liking.

Some of the original brick station platform entrances have survived.

It is a busy station with many trains coming and going in my short time there.

An old wooden building on platform two also incorporates a café, catering for city-bound travellers.

Around the station, there are several illustrated storyboard signs giving a brief history of the area.

Along the Whitehorse Road side of the station is a bus interchange with buses heading to all points of the compass.

Ringwood Station is an interesting combination of the old and the new.

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