South Kensington railway station

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South Kensington
South Kensington railway station, Melbourne.jpg
Eastbound view in July 2005
Station statistics
Address Childers Street, Kensington
Coordinates 37°47′59″S 144°55′33″E / 37.7997°S 144.9258°E / -37.7997; 144.9258Coordinates: 37°47′59″S 144°55′33″E / 37.7997°S 144.9258°E / -37.7997; 144.9258
Line(s) Werribee
Williamstown
Distance 3.49 kilometres from Southern Cross
Structure type Ground
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 6
Other information
Opened 11 March 1891
Electrified Yes
Station code SKN
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
Werribee line
toward Werribee
Williamstown line
toward Williamstown

South Kensington railway station is located on the Werribee and Williamstown lines in Victoria, Australia. It serves the inner Melbourne suburb of Kensington opening on 11 March 1891.[1][2]

Freight lines run to the south of the station. The closest are used by V/Line to reverse empty trains from Traralgon and Bairnsdale line services, while the ones further south are used by a variety of standard gauge freight operators. The lines to the east join Melbourne Yard while those to the west are the South Kensington-West Footscray line that leads to either South Dynon or West Footscray via the Bunbury Street tunnel.

Private sidings formerly provided around South Kensington have now all closed. These included one to a large wool store to the north east (now demolished), one to a warehouse and silos the east (open but no longer served by rail), and two sidings to the north serving the Melbourne City Council abattoirs and Kenstore, a military warehouse complex opened during World War II.

The current configuration of the station dates from November 1976 when the line between South Kensington and Footscray was quadruplicated.[1]

As part of the Regional Rail Link project, the V/Line tracks closest to the station were replaced in December 2013 by a pair of tracks that carry regional trains into Southern Cross.

Platforms & services[edit]

South Kensington has two side platforms. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Werribee and Williamstown services.[3][4]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b South Kensington Vicsig
  2. ^ South Kensington Station Rail Geelong
  3. ^ Werribee Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  4. ^ Williamstown Line timetable Public Transport Victoria