Flemington Bridge railway station

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Flemington Bridge
Flemington-Bridge-Station-Melbourne.jpg
Northbound view from Platform 2
Station statistics
Address Boundary Road, North Melbourne
Coordinates 37°47′18″S 144°56′22″E / 37.7882°S 144.9394°E / -37.7882; 144.9394Coordinates: 37°47′18″S 144°56′22″E / 37.7882°S 144.9394°E / -37.7882; 144.9394
Line(s) Upfield
Connections Tram
Distance 4.06 kilometres from Southern Cross
Structure type Ground
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 10 April 1885
Electrified Yes
Station code FBD
Owned by VicTrack
Operator Metro
Myki zone 1
Station status Unstaffed station
Melway map Melway
Website Public Transport Victoria
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Upfield line
toward Upfield
Location
Google map

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.[1]

It is located on an embankment between two rail bridges. The CityLink tollway overpass is a short distance west of the station.

History[edit]

Permanent station buildings were erected at the station in 1886, with timber stairs leading to Boundary Road and Mount Alexander Road.[2]

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.[2]

The current station building with an asbestos cement roof was provided in 1944, at the same time the stairs were replaced by asphalted ramps.[2]

During CityLink construction in 1997, a crossover was provided near the Mount Alexander Road bridge to allow Upfield line trains to terminate[3] 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[edit]

Flemington Bridge has two side platforms. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Upfield line services.[4]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Transport links[edit]

Yarra Trams operate two routes via Flemington Bridge Station

References[edit]

  1. ^ Flemington Bridge Vicsig
  2. ^ a b c Jon Saul and Wendy Moore (May 1990). Down the line to Upfield. Coburg Public Transport Group. 
  3. ^ Waugh, Andrew. "VR History by Andrew Waugh - Upfield Line". VR History.com. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  4. ^ Upfield Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  5. ^ Route 57 West Maribyrnong - City Elizabeth St timetable Public Transport Victoria
  6. ^ Route 59 Airport West - City Elizabeth St timetable Public Transport Victoria

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