Victoria Park railway station, Melbourne

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Victoria Park
Victoria Park Railway Station.jpg
Southbound view from platform 2 in June 2014
Station statistics
Address Little Turner Street, Abbotsford
Coordinates 37°47′57″S 144°59′40″E / 37.7991°S 144.9945°E / -37.7991; 144.9945Coordinates: 37°47′57″S 144°59′40″E / 37.7991°S 144.9945°E / -37.7991; 144.9945
Line(s) South Morang
Hurstbridge
Connections Bus
Distance 5.42 kilometres from Southern Cross
Structure type Elevated
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 8 May 1888
Electrified Yes
Station code VPK
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
South Morang line
toward South Morang
Hurstbridge line
toward Hurstbridge
Location
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Victoria Park railway station is located on the South Morang and Hurstbridge lines in Victoria, Australia. It serves the north-eastern Melbourne suburb of Abbotsford opening as Collingwood on 8 May 1888, being renamed Victoria Park on 1 May 1909.[1]

Between 1888 and 1901 it was the terminus of the Collingwood to Heidelberg railway line. Until a direct connection with the Melbourne City Centre was made in 1901 between Princes Bridge and Collingwood, the only connection to the city centre was via the Inner Circle.

A former goods yard is adjacent to Platform 1, whilst a stabling siding is situated at the northern end of the station. In 1981 new station buildings were built.[2]

Victoria Park was once a busy station as it was the closest station to Victoria Park, the home of the Collingwood Football Club until 1999. Large numbers of people used Victoria Park station to travel to and from matches played at the stadium.

Platforms & services[edit]

Victoria Park has two side platforms. It is serviced by Metro Trains' South Morang and Hurstbridge line services.[3][4]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Transport links[edit]

Transdev Melbourne operates one route via Victoria Park station:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Victoria Park Vicsig
  2. ^ Vincent Adams Winter (1990). VR and VicRail: 1962–1983. p. 107. ISBN 0-9592069-3-0. 
  3. ^ South Morang Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  4. ^ Hurstbridge Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  5. ^ Route 246 Elsternwick - Clifton Hill/La Trobe University timetable Public Transport Victoria