Albion railway station, Melbourne
Westbound view from Platform 2 in December 2013
|Location||St Albans Road, Albion|
|Distance||13.65 kilometres from Southern Cross|
|Platforms||2 (1 island)|
|Fare zone||Myki zone 1/2 overlap|
|Website||Public Transport Victoria|
|Opened||5 January 1860|
Albion railway station is located on the Sunbury line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the western Melbourne suburb of Albion, opening on 5 January 1860 as Albion & Darlington, and was renamed Albion on 24 March 1891.
The Melbourne & Murray River Railway (now the Bendigo line) opened in 1859, running from Footscray to Sunbury. By the early 1860s, the line had been extended to Bendigo. A station named Albion & Darlington was built on the site of the current Albion station, opening on 5 January 1860. Albion & Darlington only remained open for a single year. In 1891, a new station, named Albion, opened to the west of the previous station. In 1919, Albion station was relocated to the current site.
The station had a signal box, for the control of the junction with the Albion – Jacana freight line, until 1961, when it was replaced by a signal panel, which was then moved to the Sunshine signal box in 1965.
Platforms and services
Sita Buslines operates one route via Albion station:
Transdev Melbourne operates two routes via Albion station:
- 215: Caroline Springs – Highpoint Shopping Centre
- 216: Caroline Springs – Brighton Beach station
- Albion Vicsig
- SE Dornan & RG Henderson (1979). Electric Railways of Victoria. Australian Electric Traction Society. p. 68. ISBN 0-909459-06-1.
- Sunbury Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
- Route 456 Sunshine Station - Melton timetable Public Transport Victoria
- Route 215 Caroline Springs - Highpoint SC timetable Public Transport Victoria
- Route 219 Caroline Springs - Brighton Beach timetable Public Transport Victoria
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