Strathmore railway station

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Strathmore
Location Amelia Avenue, Essendon
Coordinates 37°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 by VicTrack
Operated by Metro
Line(s) Craigieburn
Distance 9.79 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Ground
Parking 80
Other information
Status Unstaffed station
Station code SME
Fare zone Myki zone 1
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 28 October 1890
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Craigieburn line
toward Craigieburn

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

The railway past the site of Strathmore station was 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 serviced by Metro Trains' Craigieburn line services.[3]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Travel links[edit]

Moreland Buslines operates one route via Strathmore station:

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 timetable Public Transport Victoria
  4. ^ Route 512 Strathmore - East Coburg timetable Public Transport Victoria

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