Albion railway station, Melbourne

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Albion
Comeng train at platform 2 of Albion railway station, 2013.JPG
Westbound view from Platform 2 in December 2013
Station statistics
Address St Albans Road, Albion
Coordinates 37°46′38″S 144°49′28″E / 37.7772°S 144.8244°E / -37.7772; 144.8244Coordinates: 37°46′38″S 144°49′28″E / 37.7772°S 144.8244°E / -37.7772; 144.8244
Line(s) Sunbury
Connections Bus
Distance 13.65 kilometres from Southern Cross
Structure type Ground
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 4
Parking 370
Other information
Opened 5 January 1860
Electrified Yes
Station code ALB
Owned by VicTrack
Operator Metro
Myki zone 1/2 overlap
Station status Host station
Melway map Melway
Website Public Transport Victoria
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Sunbury line
toward Sunbury

Albion railway station is located on the Sunbury line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the western Melbourne suburb of Albion opening on 5 January 1860 as Albion & Darlington being renamed Albion on 24 March 1891.[1]

The Melbourne - Sydney standard gauge line passes to the north of the station and along with the Albion - Jacana freight line branches off west of the station.

History[edit]

The Melbourne & Murray River Railway (now the Bendigo line) opened in 1859 running from Footscray to Sunbury, by the early 1860s the line had been extended to Bendigo. A station named Albion & Darlington was built on the site of the current Albion station, opening on 5 January 1860. Albion & Darlington only remained open for a single year. In 1891 a new station named Albion opened to the west of the previous station. In 1919 Albion station was relocated to the current site.[1]

The old Ballarat Road level crossing was grade separated in 1961 resulting in the bridge going over the railway line just west of Albion station.[2]

The station had a signal box for the control of the junction with the Albion - Jacana freight line until 1961 when it was replaced by a signal panel, which was then moved to the Sunshine signal box in 1965.[2]

Platforms & services[edit]

Eastbound view from Platform 1 in December 2013
Eastbound view from Platform 2 in December 2013

Albion has one island platform with two sides. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Sunbury line services.[3]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Transport links[edit]

Transdev Melbourne operates one route via Albion station:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Albion Vicsig
  2. ^ a b SE Dornan & RG Henderson (1979). Electric Railways of Victoria. Australian Electric Traction Society. p. 68. ISBN 0-909459-06-1. 
  3. ^ Sunbury Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  4. ^ Route 219 Caroline Springs - Brighton Beach timetable Public Transport Victoria

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