Riversdale railway station

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Northbound view from Platform 1 in March 2003
LocationWandin Road, Camberwell
Coordinates37°49′53″S 145°04′11″E / 37.8315°S 145.0697°E / -37.8315; 145.0697Coordinates: 37°49′53″S 145°04′11″E / 37.8315°S 145.0697°E / -37.8315; 145.0697
Owned byVicTrack
Operated byMetro Trains
Distance11.73 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms2 side
Structure typeGround
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeRIV
Fare zoneMyki Zone 1
WebsitePublic Transport Victoria
Opened30 May 1890
Preceding station Metro Trains Following station
Camberwell Alamein line Willison
towards Alamein
Former services
Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
East Camberwell   Outer Circle line   Burwood
  List of closed railway stations in Melbourne  

Riversdale railway station is located on the Alamein line in Victoria, Australia, and serves the eastern Melbourne suburb of Camberwell. It was provisionally called Prospect Hill station, but has been named Riversdale since it opened on 30 May 1890, along with the first section of the Outer Circle line. The name derives from the adjacent Riversdale Road.[1]

Some trains terminate at Riversdale after morning and evening peaks and return to Camberwell for stabling.

Though it was closed for a year in 1897 and 1898 when the Outer Circle line closed, it reopened soon after, due to a public outcry.[2] The station also features unusual manually-operated boom gates, with arms that are divided into two sections, so as not to make contact with overhead tram wires. These boom barriers were provided in 1963.[3]

Platforms & services[edit]

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

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Transport links[edit]

Yarra Trams operates one route via Riversdale station on Riversdale Road:

CDC Melbourne operates one route via Riversdale station on Prospect Hill Road:


  1. ^ Riversdale Vicsig
  2. ^ David Beardsell & Bruce Herbert (1979). The Outer Circle: A history of the Oakleigh to Fairfield Park Railway. Australian Railway Historical Society. p. 68. ISBN 0-85849-024-2.
  3. ^ "New Boom Gates Speed Traffic". The Age. 11 October 1963. p. 8.
  4. ^ "Alamein Line". Public Transport Victoria.
  5. ^ "70 Waterfront City Docklands - Wattle Park". Public Transport Victoria.
  6. ^ "612 Box Hill - Chadstone via Surrey Hills & Camberwell & Glen Iris". Public Transport Victoria.

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