Albion railway station, Melbourne

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Albion
Comeng train at platform 2 of Albion railway station, 2013.JPG
Westbound view from Platform 2 in December 2013
Location St Albans Road, Albion
Coordinates 37°46′38″S 144°49′28″E / 37.7772°S 144.8244°E / -37.7772; 144.8244Coordinates: 37°46′38″S 144°49′28″E / 37.7772°S 144.8244°E / -37.7772; 144.8244
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by Metro
Line(s) Sunbury
Distance 13.65 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 4
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Parking 567
Bicycle facilities 18
Other information
Status Host station
Station code ALB
Fare zone Myki zone 1/2 overlap
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 5 January 1860
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Sunbury line
toward Sunbury

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.[1]

The Melbourne – Sydney standard gauge line passes to the north of the station, and along with the Albion – Jacana freight line, branches off north of the station.

History[edit]

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.[1]

The former Ballarat Road level crossing was grade separated in 1961, resulting in the bridge going over the railway line, just west of Albion station.[2]

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.[2]

Platforms and services[edit]

Albion has one island platform with two sides. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Sunbury line services.[3]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Transport links[edit]

Sita Buslines operates one route via Albion station:

Transdev Melbourne operates two routes via Albion station:

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Albion Vicsig
  2. ^ a b SE Dornan & RG Henderson (1979). Electric Railways of Victoria. Australian Electric Traction Society. p. 68. ISBN 0-909459-06-1. 
  3. ^ Sunbury Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  4. ^ Route 456 Sunshine Station - Melton timetable Public Transport Victoria
  5. ^ Route 215 Caroline Springs - Highpoint SC timetable Public Transport Victoria
  6. ^ Route 219 Caroline Springs - Brighton Beach timetable Public Transport Victoria

External links[edit]

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