South Kensington railway station

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South Kensington
South Kensington railway station, Melbourne.jpg
Eastbound view in July 2005
Location Childers Street, Kensington
Coordinates 37°47′59″S 144°55′33″E / 37.7997°S 144.9258°E / -37.7997; 144.9258Coordinates: 37°47′59″S 144°55′33″E / 37.7997°S 144.9258°E / -37.7997; 144.9258
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by Metro
Line(s) Werribee
Distance 3.49 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 6
Structure type Ground
Other information
Status Unstaffed station
Station code SKN
Fare zone Myki zone 1
Website Public Transport Victoria
Opened 11 March 1891
Electrified Yes
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Werribee line
toward Werribee
Williamstown line
toward Williamstown

South Kensington railway station is located on the Werribee and Williamstown lines in Victoria, Australia. It serves the inner Melbourne suburb of Kensington opening on 11 March 1891.[1][2]

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.

The current configuration of the station dates from November 1976 when the line between South Kensington and Footscray was quadruplicated.[1]

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[edit]

South Kensington has two side platforms. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Werribee and Williamstown services.[3][4]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:


  1. ^ a b South Kensington Vicsig
  2. ^ South Kensington Station Rail Geelong
  3. ^ Werribee Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  4. ^ Williamstown Line timetable Public Transport Victoria

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