List of closed railway stations in Melbourne

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This is a list of former railway stations and lines in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Many of these stations have been demolished or converted to other uses, while the railway lines have been reborn as linear parks or rail trails.

Lines[edit]

Closed[edit]

Name Opened Closed Stations Current status Comments
St Kilda – Windsor link line 1857 1867 0 (link between two other lines) Dismantled and reservation sold
Rosstown Railway One journey only, on 14 November 1888 1916 4 Dismantled and reservation sold Private goods railway
Outer Circle line 3 May 1890 Fairfield to East Kew in 1893; Deepdene passenger service in 1927; East Camberwell to East Kew freight service in mid-1940s; southern section in 1895; freight service between Fairfield and AMCOR paper mill in 1997 7 Dismantled (except for reopened Alamein line). Reservation intact and used as a linear park and is part of the Anniversary Outer Circle Trail north of East Camberwell station (still in operation).
Spring Vale Cemetery line 7 February 1904 19 December 1951[1] or 10 December 1950[2] 1 Dismantled and reservation sold Electrified
Kew line 19 December 1887 Passenger service in 1952; freight service on 13 May 1957 2 Dismantled and reservation sold. Electrified
Red Hill line 2 December 1921 29 June 1953 3 Dismantled and some of reservation sold. Some has a rail-trail.
Whittlesea line 23 December 1889 28 November 1959 4 Dismantled, reservation intact and kept for future partial reopening. Still open to South Morang
Mont Park line 28 August 1911 30 June 1964 1 Dismantled and reservation sold Electrified.
Goods only.
Warburton line 13 November 1901 1 August 1965 10 Reservation intact, used for rail-trail
Inner Circle line 22 May 1888 Passenger service in 1948; freight service in 1981 3 Reservation mostly intact, used by the Capital City Trail Electrified. Connections to Epping line closed in 1960s.
Broadstore branch line 12 October 1942 1982 1 Dismantled after 1991 Non Electrified.
Intended to serve the Maygar (Army) Barracks.
Diagram showing Melbourne's rail network, including former and planned lines

Other uses[edit]

Name Original type Opened Reopened Stations Converted to
Gembrook line Country 18 December 1900 28 July 1962 (first stage) to 19 October 1998 11 Belgrave Line (from Ringwood onwards) and Puffing Billy Railway
Healesville line Country 1 March 1889 (final stage) 3 March 1983 5 Yarra Valley Tourist Railway (Yarra Glen to Healesville only)
St Kilda line Electric suburban 13 May 1857 August 1987 4 Light rail, operating tram route 96
Port Melbourne line Electric suburban 13 April 1854 December 1987 4 Light rail, operating tram route 109
Mornington line Country 10 December 1889 ? 5 Mornington Railway (Moorooduc to Mornington only, so far)

Stations[edit]

Closed[edit]

Name Line Location Type Opened Closed Current status
Albion & Darlington Sunbury Between Footscray and Sydenham stations Steam-era suburban 5 January 1860 1 January 1861[3] Demolished, the current Albion station lies on the same site
Holden Sunbury Between Diggers Rest and Sydenham stations Steam era country 5 January 1860 Late 1860 Demolished
Cremorne Windsor (Sandringham) North bank of the Yarra River Steam era suburban 12 December 1859 22 December 1860 Demolished
Botanical Gardens Hawthorn (Lilydale) and Windsor (Sandringham) Between the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Royal Botanic Gardens Steam era suburban 2 March 1859 1863 (uncertain) Demolished
Maidstone Sunbury Between Footscray and Albion Steam era suburban 2 March 1861 1 April 1865 Demolished
Salt Water River Williamstown Between Maribyrnong River and South Kensington Steam-era suburban 1 October 1859 1867 (uncertain) Demolished
Garden Vale Rosstown Railway Ridell Parade, near Kooyong Road, Gardenvale Steam-era suburban 1887 1916 Demolished
Hawthorn Road Rosstown Railway Hawthorn Road, Caulfield Steam-era suburban 1887 1916 Demolished
Booran Road Rosstown Railway Booran Road, Glen Huntly Steam-era suburban 1887 1916 Demolished
Sugar Beet Mill Rosstown Railway Koornang Road, Carnegie Steam-era suburban 1887 1916 Demolished
Richmond Park Glen Waverley Between Burnley station and Heyington stations Steam-era suburban 24 March 1890 May 1890 Demolished
Fitzroy Inner Circle In the Edinburgh Gardens Steam-era suburban 8 May 1885 1892 Demolished
Fulham Grange Outer Circle Located near the current Grange and Heidelberg Road intersection Steam-era suburban 24 March 1891 24 April 1893 Demolished
Willsmere Outer Circle Adjacent Willsmere Road and Earl Street Steam-era suburban 24 March 1891 24 April 1893 Demolished
East Kew Outer Circle to the west of Normanby Road, close to Harp Road Steam-era suburban 24 March 1891 24 April 1893 Demolished
Waverley Road Outer Circle Adjacent Sycamore Street Malvern East Steam-era suburban 24 March 1891 9 December 1895 Demolished
Pic Nic Hawthorn East of Burnley station Steam-era suburban 24 September 1860 19 July 1898 Demolished
Deepdene Outer Circle, later "Deepdene Dasher" Near corner of Burke Road and Gordon Street Deepdene Suburban railcar 24 March 1891 9 October 1927 Demolished
Shenley Outer Circle, later "Deepdene Dasher" Canterbury Road, Canterbury Suburban railcar 24 March 1891 9 October 1927 Demolished
Roystead Outer Circle, later "Deepdene Dasher" Mont Albert Road, Canterbury Suburban railcar 14 May 1900 9 October 1927 Demolished
North Carlton Inner Circle Lang Street Electric suburban 8 May 1885 1948 Converted to community centre
North Fitzroy Inner Circle East of Nicholson Street, on Rae and Park Streets Electric suburban 8 May 1885 1948 to passengers, 1981 to goods trains Demolished, platform mound remains
Williamstown Racecourse Branch from the Altona line near Mobiltown station. ? Electric suburban, special events 6 April 1855 4 June 1951 Demolished
Spring Vale Cemetery Branch from Pakenham line North of Springvale station Electric suburban, funeral servcies 7 February 1904 1952 Demolished
Balnarring Red Hill ? Rural 2 December 1921 29 June 1953 Demolished
Merricks Red Hill ? Rural 2 December 1921 29 June 1953 Demolished
Red Hill Red Hill ? Rural 2 December 1921 29 June 1953 Demolished
Campbellfield Upfield Camp Road, Campbellfield Rural 8 October 1889 5 May 1956 Demolished
Barker Kew Barkers Road, Kew Electric suburban 19 December 1887 13 May 1957 Demolished
Kew Kew North of Hawthorn station Electric suburban 19 December 1887 13 May 1957 Demolished (now, ironically, the site of VicRoads headquarters)
North Campbellfield Upfield Near current Upfield station Rural 8 October 1889 5 May 1956 Upfield station opened nearby on 17 August 1959
South Morang Whittlesea ? Rural 23 December 1889 28 November 1959 Demolished; rebuilt and reopened 22 April 2012
Mernda Whittlesea Platform remains visible from highway Rural 23 December 1889 28 November 1959 Demolished
Yan Yean Whittlesea ? Rural 23 December 1889 28 November 1959 Demolished
Whittlesea Whittlesea ? Rural 23 December 1889 28 November 1959 Demolished
Somerton Craigieburn Adjacent to Somerton Road level crossing, Roxburgh Park Rural 13 November 1882 Passenger service on December 1961 Still open to freight services, new Roxburgh Park station opened near original site in 2007
Mont Park Asylum Branch from Hurstbridge Waiora Road, MacLeod Electric suburban, freight only 28 August 1911 1964 Demolished
Mount Evelyn Warburton Wray Crescent, Mount Evelyn Rural 13 November 1901 1 August 1965 Platforms demolished, building converted to library
Wandin Warburton Railway Parade, Wandin Rural 13 November 1901 1 August 1965 Demolished, platform partially intact
Seville Warburton Station Road, Seville Rural 13 November 1901 11 August 1965 Demolished, platform intact
Killara Warburton Sunnyside Road, Seville East Rural 13 November 1901 1 August 1965 Demolished, platforms intact
Woori Yallock Warburton Syme Road, Woori Yallock Rural 13 November 1901 1 August 1965 Demolished, platform intact
Launching Place Warburton Warburton Highway, Launching Place Rural 13 November 1901 1 August 1965 Remnants of platform
Yarra Junction Warburton Warburton Highway, Yarra Junction Rural 13 November 1901 1 August 1965 Intact and used as a museum
Wesburn Warburton Cavanagh Rd, Wesburn Rural 13 November 1901 1 August 1965 Remnants of platform
Millgrove Warburton Warburton Highway, Millgrove Rural 13 November 1901 1 August 1965 Remnants of platform
Warburton Warburton Highfield Road, Warburton Rural 13 November 1901 1 August 1965 Remnants of platform (The siding site is currently an old sawmill, planned redevelopment)
Coldstream Healesville Station Street, Coldstream Rural 15 May 1888 1993 Station buildings destroyed by fire, platform intact
Yering Healesville MacIntyre Road, Yering, just off Melba Highway Rural 15 May 1888 9 December 1980 Abandoned
Narrambi Mornington Near Narambi Road Rural June 1980 ? Material reused for other stations
Langwarrin Stony Point McClelland Road, Langwarrin Rural 1 October 1888 22 June 1981 Demolished, platform mound remains
White City Sunbury Sunshine Road, Tottenham Suburban electric, special events, workers trains 11 November 1927 4 October 1981 Demolished
Lyndhurst Cranbourne Bayliss Road, Lyndhurst, just off Western Port Highway Rural 1 October 1888 Passenger service on 4 October 1981 Still open to freight services until 2009
Mobiltown Werribee Kororoit Creek Road, Altona Electric suburban 9 November 1953 29 January 1985 Demolished
Paisley Werribee line express route Ross Road, Altona Electric suburban 14 October 1929 14 April 1985 Demolished, although the island platform remains
Galvin Werribee line express route Maidstone Road, Altona Electric suburban 22 August 1927 14 April 1985 Demolished
Williamstown Pier Williamstown Morris Street, Williamstown Electric suburban 3 October 1857 25 March 1987 Demolished, now a carpark
South Melbourne St Kilda Ferrars Street, South Melbourne Electric suburban 16 September 1858 August 1987 Converted to tram stop and commercial use
Albert Park St Kilda Ferrars Street, Albert Park Electric suburban 27 November 1860 August 1987 Converted to tram stop and commercial use
Middle Park St Kilda Canterbury Road, Middle Park Electric suburban 2 July 1883 August 1987 Converted to tram stop and abandoned
St Kilda St Kilda Fitzroy Street, St Kilda Electric suburban 13 May 1857 August 1987 Converted to tram stop and commercial use
Montague Port Melbourne Woodgate and Montague Streets, Montague Electric suburban 2 June 1883 December 1987 Converted to tram stop and demolished
North Port Port Melbourne Raglan Street, Port Melbourne Electric suburban May 1859 December 1987 Converted to tram stop and demolished
Graham Port Melbourne Graham Street, Port Melbourne Electric suburban 1 June 1888 December 1987 Converted to tram stop and demolished
Port Melbourne Port Melbourne Beach Street, Port Melbourne Electric suburban 13 April 1854 December 1987 Converted to tram stop and commercial use
Stopping Place #16 Mornington Nepean Highway, Mornington Rural 30 November 1959 1988 Demolished, replaced by new Mornington station in 2000
APM Siding Branch from the Hurstbridge line at Fairfield Grange and Heidelberg Roads, Alphington Goods siding 29 July 1919 1994 Alignment remains, dismantled
Werribee Racecourse Continuation of Werribee line Off Bulban Road, Werribee Special event station ? 1995 Access to station and part of the platform demolished; sign board remains, however
Princes Bridge City Loop Flinders Street, current site of Federation Square Electric suburban 8 February 1859 1997 Services amalgamated into Flinders Street Station. Platform space is now used as screen gallery for the Australian Centre for the Moving Image
General Motors Pakenham Off Progress Street, Dandenong South (access via dirt track) Electric suburban, workers trains 18 November 1956 28 July 2002 Intact but concerns exist regarding legal access to the platforms

Rebuilt[edit]

These stations previously existed in slightly different locations, and/or at a higher or lower level (for example, originally at ground level then lowered into a cutting), to their modern-day counterparts. They may be considered the closed predecessors of today's stations.

  • Ardeer (August 1956) – on the Melton line (greater metropolitan line)
  • Boronia (1998) – on the Belgrave line; track lowered station rebuilt (with a significantly larger capacity than before the rebuild) lowered as part of grade separation under the intersection of Dorset/Boronia Roads. Surface areas and carpark now integrated with Boronia Junction Shopping Centre.
  • Box Hill (1983–1985) – on the Belgrave/Lilydale line; track lowered and station incorporated into Box Hill Central shopping centre.
  • Canterbury (19 June 1966) – on the Belgrave/Lilydale line; current high level station opened on 15 September 1968 and was completed and the Canterbury Rd level crossing closed on 22 December 1968
  • Dandenong- Built 8 October 1887, upgraded in 1994–1995 – Change over for the Pakenham and Cranbourne Lines
  • Elsternwick (October 1960) – on the Sandringham line; grade separated to remove the level crossing and tram square at Glen Huntly Road.
  • Epping (29 November 1959) – terminus of the Epping line until 2012; current station opened on 30 November 1964
  • Fawkner (13 July 1903) – on the Upfield line; current station opened on 10 December 1906
  • Footscray 1900 – two separate stations for the Williamstown and Sunbury lines were merged into the current site
  • Flinders Street Station
    • Originally Melbourne Terminus (built 1854)
    • Current Flinders Street Station (built 1910)
  • Glen Waverley (24 February 1964) – terminus of the Glen Waverley line
  • Hoppers Crossing (1983) – Originally located on the Western Side of Old Geelong Road (1970–1983) for country trains, rebuilt with longer platforms to cater for Electric Trains on the Eastern Side of Old Geelong Road.
  • Laburnum (January 2007) – on the Belgrave/Lilydale line; track lowered to create a rail underpass replacing the level crossing at Middleborough Road.
  • Lalor (5 August 1952) – on the South Morang line
  • Mitcham (25 December 1882 - 2 January 2014) – on the Belgrave/Lilydale line; track lowered to create a rail underpass replacing two level crossings at Mitcham Road and Rooks Road. New station opened 25 January 2014.
  • Moorabbin 1959 – on the Frankston line; new station lowered below road level and provision made for the third track (which did not occur for some 20 years), road underpasses established for South Road and the Nepean Highway
  • Mornington (1987) – on the Mornington line; new station located on the demolished Stopping Place 16 station and opened 2000
  • Narre Warren (3 June 1995) – on the Pakenham line
  • Nunawading (January 2010) – on the Belgrave/Lilydale line; track lowered and station rebuilt with a provision made for a third track as part of the Springvale Road grade separation project.
  • Officer (13 May 1956) – on the Pakenham line
  • Richmond (the gateway to the city for all eastern lines) has had several incarnations:
    • Punt Road low level (8 February 1859 – 12 December 1859)
    • Swan Street low level (12 December 1859 – 1885)
    • Richmond high level (1885 – 26 March 1960) – the opening of this station overlapped with the closure of Swan Street
  • Sandown Park (16 May 1955) – on the Pakenham and Cranbourne lines; current station opened on 19 June 1965
  • Southern Cross, the main terminus of regional and interstate services in Victoria.
    • Progressively expanded until 1960.
    • Rebuilt station building and platform layout beginning in 1960 as part of the works providing a standard gauge railway link to Sydney.
    • Beginning 2002, Spencer Street has been substantially rebuilt and renamed Southern Cross. While maintaining the previous platform layout, the station bears no resemblance to the former station.
  • Thomastown (November 2011) – on the South Morang line; new station on the opposite side of the tracks.
  • Tottenham low level (27 July 1982) – on the Sunbury line
  • Watergardens (Sydenham) (2002) – on the Sydenham line
  • Watsonia was lowered into a cutting when the line between Macleod and Greensborough was duplicated. (Hurstbridge line)
  • West Footscray (14 October 2013) - on the Sunbury Line; rebuilt as part of the Regional Rail Link project.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Victorian Railway to '62, by Leo J. Harrigan (1962)
  2. ^ Suburban Tickets of The Victorian Railways, by H.K. Atkinson (1991)
  3. ^ [1]

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