Flemington Bridge railway station
Northbound view from Platform 2
|Address||Boundary Road, North Melbourne|
|Distance||4.06 kilometres from Southern Cross|
|Opened||10 April 1885|
|Station status||Unstaffed station|
|Website||Public Transport Victoria|
Flemington Bridge railway station is located on the Upfield line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the northern Melbourne suburb of North Melbourne opening on 10 April 1885 as Flemington, being renamed Flemington Bridge on 3 December 1885.
In 1891 the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railways recommended the construction of a spur line from Flemington Bridge to Pascoe Vale station to relieve crowding on the Essendon line at peak times, as well as providing a shorter alternative route to the city, following the route of what is now CityLink. The committee estimated the single track line would cost £93,000 to build, but recommended that only £30,000 be spent with the remainder to be made up by donated land. However the proposal was not taken up by government.
The current station building with an asbestos cement roof was provided in 1944, at the same time the stairs were replaced by asphalted ramps.
During CityLink construction in 1997, a crossover was provided near the Mount Alexander Road bridge to allow Upfield line trains to terminate with passengers shuttled by bus to Newmarket to continue their journey. This was to allow construction of the elevated road between Flemington and North Melbourne.
Platforms & services
Yarra Trams operate two routes via Flemington Bridge Station
- Flemington Bridge Vicsig
- Jon Saul and Wendy Moore (May 1990). Down the line to Upfield. Coburg Public Transport Group.
- Waugh, Andrew. "VR History by Andrew Waugh - Upfield Line". VR History.com. Retrieved 2009-02-24.
- Upfield Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
- Route 57 West Maribyrnong - City Elizabeth St timetable Public Transport Victoria
- Route 59 Airport West - City Elizabeth St timetable Public Transport Victoria
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