South Kensington railway station
Eastbound view in July 2005
|Location||Childers Street, Kensington|
|Distance||3.49 kilometres from Southern Cross|
|Fare zone||Myki zone 1|
|Website||Public Transport Victoria|
|Opened||11 March 1891|
Freight lines run to the south of the station. The closest are used by V/Line to reverse empty trains from Traralgon and Bairnsdale line services, while the ones further south are used by a variety of standard gauge freight operators. The lines to the east join Melbourne Yard while those to the west are the South Kensington-West Footscray line that leads to either South Dynon or West Footscray via the Bunbury Street tunnel.
Private sidings formerly provided around South Kensington have now all closed. These included one to a large wool store to the north east (now demolished), one to a warehouse and silos the east (open but no longer served by rail), and two sidings to the north serving the Melbourne City Council abattoirs and Kenstore, a military warehouse complex opened during World War II.
As part of the Regional Rail Link project, the goods-only tracks immediately to the south of the station were replaced by a pair of tracks used by regional passenger trains going to and from Southern Cross station.
Platforms & services
- Werribee line: all stations services to Flinders Street
- Williamstown line: all stations services to Flinders Street
- Werribee line: all stations services to Werribee
- Williamstown line: all stations services to Williamstown