Mobiltown railway station

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Mobiltown
Line(s) Werribee
Platforms 1
Tracks 1
Other information
Status Closed
History
Opened 1953
Closed 1985

Mobiltown is a disused station on the former Altona railway line, which now forms part of the Werribee railway line in Melbourne, Australia. It was located immediately north of the Kororoit Creek Road level crossing in the suburb of Altona North. The station opened in 1953 as the Standard Oil Platform next to the oil refinery operated by the Vacuum Oil Company. When the company changed its name to Mobil Australia in 1954, the station's name was altered shortly afterwards to reflect that.[1] It was made a public platform in 1958 but closed on 29 January 1985 because of low patronage. It was then closed, with only an overgrown double-platform remaining.

The station's platform still remains, however it is derelict and all associated signage, subways and structures have all long since been removed.

Australian singer-songwriter, Broderick Smith sang about the "Last Train From Mobiltown" on his group's 1981 album Broderick Smith's Big Combo.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rail Geelong - Mobiltown Station". www.railgeelong.com. Retrieved 30 April 2008. 
  2. ^ "Broderick Smith's Big Combo". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 23 April 2008. 
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Coordinates: 37°51′05″S 144°51′11″E / 37.85139°S 144.85306°E / -37.85139; 144.85306