Ashburton railway station, Melbourne

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Ashburton
Ashburton Station 2.jpg
Southbound view
Station statistics
Address Welfare Parade, Ashburton
Coordinates 37°51′43″S 145°04′53″E / 37.8619°S 145.0813°E / -37.8619; 145.0813Coordinates: 37°51′43″S 145°04′53″E / 37.8619°S 145.0813°E / -37.8619; 145.0813
Line(s) Alamein
Connections Bus
Distance 15.39 kilometres from Southern Cross
Structure type Ground
Platforms 1
Tracks 1
Parking 170
Other information
Opened 30 May 1890
Electrified Yes
Station code ASH
Owned by VicTrack
Operator Metro
Myki zone 1
Station status Premium station
Melway map Melway
Website Public Transport Victoria
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Alamein line
Terminus
Location
Google map

Ashburton railway station is located on the Alamein line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the eastern Melbourne suburb of Ashburton opening as Norwood on 30 May 1890 being renamed Ashburton on 12 December 1890. It was part of the first section of the Outer Circle line.[1]

By 1893, the northern half of the Outer Circle had closed, and on 9 December 1895, the stretch beyond Ashburton, connecting with Oakleigh closed as well. For a short period, this left the line from Camberwell to Ashburton as the last remaining stretch.

On 1 May 1897, Ashburton closed, along with the line from Camberwell. After an outcry from the local community, that section of the line reopened on 4 July 1898, becoming the Ashburton line once again. Electrified on 30 October 1924, it continued as the Ashburton line until 28 June 1948, when the track was extended 600 metres to Alamein, and became the Alamein line.

Timetabled use of the stabling siding ended in July 1989, due to vandalism of trains stabled there.[2] It was upgraded to a Premium station on 1 February 1996.[3]

Immediately north of the station, the double track becomes single for the rest of the journey to Alamein.

Platforms & services[edit]

Ashburton has one platform. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Alamein line services.[4]

Platforms 1:

Transport links[edit]

Ventura Bus Lines operates one route via Ashburton station:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ashburton Vicsig
  2. ^ "Operations". Newsrail (Australian Railway Historical Society): page 314. October 1989. 
  3. ^ "Upgrading Eltham to a Premium Station". Newsrail (Australian Railway Historical Society): page 310. October 1997. 
  4. ^ Alamein Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  5. ^ Route 734 Glen Iris - Glen Waverley timetable Public Transport Victoria

External links[edit]

Media related to Ashburton railway station, Melbourne at Wikimedia Commons

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Continued beyond Alamein as the Outer Circle line
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