Rushall railway station
Northbound view from Platform 2
|Location||Sumner Avenue, Fitzroy North
|Distance||7.54 kilometres from Southern Cross|
|Fare zone||Myki zone 1|
|Website||Public Transport Victoria|
|Opened||1 January 1927|
Rushall railway station is located on the South Morang line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the north-eastern Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy North, in a part of the suburb that used to be known as Rushall, and opened on 1 January 1927. Until July 1948, it was located at the eastern end of the former Inner Circle line, which passed between Rushall and Royal Park.
On 6 February 2016, whilst operating a Flinders Street service, and negotiating the tightest curve on the metropolitan railway system, a trailer carriage of an X'Trapolis train derailed 100m north of the station, resulting in one injury. The line reopened the next day.
On 10 February 2016, another derailment, involving track machines, occurred near Rushall. This derailment resulted in buses replacing trains between Clifton Hill and Bell for much of 11 February. The line partially reopened for evening peak commuters later that day.
Platforms & services
Transdev Melbourne operates two routes via Rushall station:
- 250: La Trobe University Bundoora Campus - Queen Street (City)
- 251: Northland Shopping Centre - Queen Street (City)
Melbourne indie band Underground Lovers wrote a song named Rushall Station, about the quietness of the site, which then became the title track for an album. The station is also mentioned in Marcel Borrack's song Ruthven to Rushall.
- Rushall Vicsig
- South Morang train derails in Fitzroy North - The Age
- Metro's second derailment at Rushall in one week forces commuters onto buses - The Age
- South Morang Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
- Route 250 La Trobe University - City (Queen St) timetable Public Transport Victoria
- Route 251 Northland SC - City (Queen St) timetable Public Transport Victoria
- Songs About Melbourne - Fitzroy Australia by Song