Strathmore railway station

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Strathmore
Strathmore Station (1).jpg
LocationAmelia Avenue, Essendon
Coordinates37°44′37″S 144°55′39″E / 37.7436°S 144.9274°E / -37.7436; 144.9274Coordinates: 37°44′37″S 144°55′39″E / 37.7436°S 144.9274°E / -37.7436; 144.9274
Owned byVicTrack
Operated byMetro Trains
Line(s)Craigieburn
Distance9.79 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms2 side
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeGround
Parking80
Other information
StatusUnstaffed station
Station codeSME
Fare zoneMyki zone 1
WebsitePublic Transport Victoria
History
Opened28 October 1890
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Craigieburn line
towards Craigieburn

Strathmore railway station is located on the Craigieburn line in Victoria, Australia, serving the northern Melbourne suburb of Essendon. The station opened on 28 October 1890 as North Essendon, and was renamed Strathmore on 1 March 1955.[1]

The railway past the site of Strathmore station opened in 1872, as part of the North East railway to Wodonga.[2]

Located at the point where the original Sydney Road (now Pascoe Vale Road) crossed the railway on the level, it was one of the worst traffic bottlenecks in Melbourne, until grade separation works commenced in 1961. The first two lanes opened in 1963, with two more opening in 1964.[2]

Platforms and services[edit]

Strathmore has two side platforms. It is served by Metro Trains' Craigieburn line trains.[3]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Travel links[edit]

Moreland Buslines operates one route via Strathmore station, under contract to Public Transport Victoria:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strathmore Vicsig
  2. ^ a b Turton, Keith W (1973). Six And A Half Inches From Destiny. The first hundred years of the Melbourne-Wodonga Railway 1873-1973. Australian Railway Historical Society. p. 87. ISBN 0-85849-012-9.
  3. ^ "Craigieburn Line". Public Transport Victoria.
  4. ^ "512 Strathmore - East Coburg via Pascoe Vale South & Coburg West & Coburg". Public Transport Victoria.

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