Kensington railway station, Melbourne
|Commuter rail station|
Southbound view from Platform 1
|Location||Belair Street, Kensington|
|Distance||3.58 kilometres from Southern Cross|
|Website||Public Transport Victoria|
|Opened||1 November 1860|
|Closed||1 July 1864|
|Rebuilt||9 October 1871|
Kensington railway station is located on the Craigieburn line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the northern Melbourne suburb of Kensington. It opened on 1 November 1860, as part of the private Melbourne and Essendon Railway Company line to Essendon. The station closed with the line on 1 July 1864, but was reopened on 9 October 1871, under government ownership.
The Platform 1 station building was constructed in 1886, as was the signal box. The gates at the level crossing were replaced by boom barriers in 1966. The signal box is located at the Up end of the station, just past the level crossing. A siding is also located at the Up end, used for the nearby grain silos.
Platforms & services
Sita Buslines operates one route via Kensington station:
- Kensington Vicsig
- Turton, Keith W (1973). Six And A Half Inches From Destiny. The first hundred years of the Melbourne-Wodonga Railway 1873-1973. Australian Railway Historical Society. pp. 23, 86. ISBN 0-85849-012-9.
- Kensington Interlocking Information Vicsig
- Craigieburn Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
- Route 402 Footscray - East Melbourne timetable Archived 11 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine. Public Transport Victoria