Kensington railway station, Melbourne

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Kensington
Commuter rail station
Kensington-Station-Melbourne.jpg
Southbound view from Platform 1
Location Belair Street, Kensington
Coordinates 37°47′38″S 144°55′51″E / 37.7939°S 144.9307°E / -37.7939; 144.9307Coordinates: 37°47′38″S 144°55′51″E / 37.7939°S 144.9307°E / -37.7939; 144.9307
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by Metro
Line(s) Craigieburn
Distance 3.58 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 2
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Other information
Status Unstaffed station
Station code KEN
Fare zone 1
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 1 November 1860
Closed 1 July 1864
Rebuilt 9 October 1871
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Craigieburn line
toward Craigieburn

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.[1][2]

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.[2] 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.[3]

Special services to Flemington Racecourse and Showgrounds stations run though the station, but do not stop, with signs on the platform advising passengers of the fact.

Platforms & services[edit]

Kensington has two side platforms. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Craigieburn line services.[4]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Transport links[edit]

Sita Buslines operates one route via Kensington station:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kensington Vicsig
  2. ^ a b 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. 
  3. ^ Kensington Interlocking Information Vicsig
  4. ^ Craigieburn Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  5. ^ Route 402 Footscray - East Melbourne timetable Archived 11 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine. Public Transport Victoria

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