Alamein railway station

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Alamein
Alamein station 2008.JPG
Southbound view in May 2008
Location Ashburn Grove, Ashburton
Coordinates 37°52′06″S 145°04′47″E / 37.8683°S 145.0797°E / -37.8683; 145.0797Coordinates: 37°52′06″S 145°04′47″E / 37.8683°S 145.0797°E / -37.8683; 145.0797
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by Metro
Line(s) Alamein
Distance 16.12 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 1
Tracks 1
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Unstaffed station
Station code ALM
Fare zone Myki zone 1
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 28 June 1948
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Alamein line Terminus

Alamein railway station is the terminus of the Alamein line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the eastern Melbourne suburb of Ashburton opening on 28 June 1948.[1]

In 2011/12 it was the 8th least used station on Melbourne's metropolitan network, with 153,000 passenger movements.[2]

Alamein was the last station to be built on what is now the line of the same name. It opened in 1948 on the reservation of the former Outer Circle line, the section on which Alamein is now located having been closed to all traffic in 1895.[3]

The station served a new Housing Commission estate that had been constructed for people who were displaced after World War II. The station still bears the name of the estate, which in turn had been named after the World War II battlefield in North Africa.

The Outer Circle Trail for cyclists and walkers continues along the Outer Circle alignment after Alamein as far as Gardiners Creek and the Malvern Valley Public Golf Course, and then connects with the Gardiners Creek Trail and a path to East Malvern.

Platforms & services[edit]

Alamein has one platform. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Alamein line services.[4]

Platforms 1:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alamein Vicsig
  2. ^ Station Patronage Research Public Transport Victoria
  3. ^ David Beardsell & Bruce Herbert (1979). The Outer Circle: A history of the Oakleigh to Fairfield Park Railway. Australian Railway Historical Society. p. 59. ISBN 0-85849-024-2. 
  4. ^ Alamein Line timetable Public Transport Victoria

External links[edit]

Media related to Alamein railway station, Melbourne at Wikimedia Commons