Bell railway station, Melbourne
Northbound view from Platform 2 in March 2007
|Location||Garnet Street, Preston|
|Operated by||Metro Trains|
|Distance||11.70 kilometres from Southern Cross|
|Fare zone||Myki zone 1|
|Website||Public Transport Victoria|
|Opened||8 October 1889|
|Previous names||Preston-Bell Street|
Bell railway station is located on the Mernda line in Victoria, Australia. It is located adjacent to the Bell Street level crossing, and serves the north-eastern Melbourne suburb of Preston. The station opened on 8 October 1889 as Preston-Bell Street, being renamed Bell on 1 August 1905.
The station once had a goods yard, which was removed in 1986, leaving only a siding at the Up end of the station.
On 17 April 1988, the double line block system between Bell and Reservoir was abolished, and replaced with automatic three position signalling. Pedestrian gates were also provided at the Bell Street level crossing during April 1988, in lieu with the road boom barriers.
Platforms & services
Dyson's Bus Services operates three routes via Bell station:
- 513: Eltham station – Glenroy station
- 552: North East Reservoir – Northcote Shopping Plaza
- 553: Preston – West Preston
- Preston Vicsig
- "General News". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. July 1986. p. 213.
- "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. July 1988. p. 220.
- "Bell Station Becomes a Premium Stop for Commuters". Media Release: Premier of Victoria, Australia. premier.vic.gov.au. 25 August 2008. Retrieved 27 August 2008.
- End of the line for older Melbourne stations being torn down and rebuilt - The Age
- Bell Street, Preston - Level Crossing Removal Authority
- "Mernda Line". Public Transport Victoria.
- "513 Eltham - Glenroy via Greensborough or Lower Plenty". Public Transport Victoria.
- "552 North East Reservoir - Northcote Plaza via High Street". Public Transport Victoria.
- "553 Preston - West Preston via Reservoir". Public Transport Victoria.