Victoria Park railway station, Melbourne

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Victoria Park
Victoria Park Railway Station.jpg
Southbound view from platform 2 in June 2014
Location Little Turner Street, Abbotsford
Coordinates 37°47′57″S 144°59′40″E / 37.7991°S 144.9945°E / -37.7991; 144.9945Coordinates: 37°47′57″S 144°59′40″E / 37.7991°S 144.9945°E / -37.7991; 144.9945
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by Metro
Line(s) South Morang
Hurstbridge
Distance 5.42 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 2
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Elevated
Other information
Status Unstaffed station
Station code VPK
Fare zone Myki zone 1
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 8 May 1888
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
South Morang line
toward South Morang
Hurstbridge line
toward Hurstbridge

Victoria Park railway station is located on the South Morang and Hurstbridge lines in Victoria, Australia. It serves the north-eastern Melbourne suburb of Abbotsford and opened on 8 May 1888 as Collingwood. It was subsequently renamed Victoria Park on 1 May 1909.[1]

Between 1888 and 1901 the station was the terminus of the Collingwood to Heidelberg railway line. Until a direct connection with the Melbourne City Centre was made in 1901, between Princes Bridge and Collingwood, the only connection to the city centre was via the Inner Circle line.

A former goods yard is located next to Platform 1, whilst a stabling siding capable of holding 2 stabled trains is located at the northern end. The present station buildings were constructed in 1981[2] and the original wooden pylons that the former buildings sat upon were removed.[3]

The station is adjacent to Victoria Park, the former home of the Collingwood Football Club between 1892 and 1999.[4] Large numbers of people used Victoria Park station to travel to and from Australian Football League matches played at the stadium.

Platforms & services[edit]

Victoria Park has two side platforms. It is serviced by Metro Trains' South Morang and Hurstbridge line services.[5][6]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Transport links[edit]

Dyson's Bus Services operates one route via Victoria Park station:

McKenzie's Tourist Services operates one route via Victoria Park station:

Transdev Melbourne operates fourteen routes via Victoria Park station:

Ventura Bus Lines operates one route via Victoria Park Station:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Victoria Park Vicsig
  2. ^ Vincent Adams Winter (1990). VR and VicRail: 1962–1983. p. 107. ISBN 0-9592069-3-0. 
  3. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. June 1981. p. 134. 
  4. ^ "Victoria Park". Collingwood Forever. Retrieved 2017-01-30. 
  5. ^ South Morang Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  6. ^ Hurstbridge Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  7. ^ Route 961 City - Collingwood timetable Public Transport Victoria
  8. ^ Route 684 Eildon - Melbourne timetable Public Transport Victoria
  9. ^ Route 200 City (Queen St) - Bulleen timetable Public Transport Victoria
  10. ^ Route 207 City - Doncaster SC timetable Public Transport Victoria
  11. ^ Route 246 Elsternwick - Clifton Hill timetable Public Transport Victoria
  12. ^ Route 302 City - Box Hill timetable Public Transport Victoria
  13. ^ Route 303 City - Ringwood North timetable Public Transport Victoria
  14. ^ Route 304 City - Doncaster SC timetable Public Transport Victoria
  15. ^ Route 305 City - The Pines SC timetable Public Transport Victoria
  16. ^ Route 309 City - Donvale timetable Public Transport Victoria
  17. ^ Route 318 City - Deep Creek timetable Public Transport Victoria
  18. ^ Route 350 City - La Trobe University timetable Public Transport Victoria
  19. ^ Route 905 City - The Pines SC timetable Public Transport Victoria
  20. ^ Route 906 City - Warrandyte timetable Public Transport Victoria
  21. ^ Route 907 City - Mitcham timetable Public Transport Victoria
  22. ^ Route 908 City - The Pines SC timetable Public Transport Victoria
  23. ^ Route 966 City - Box Hill timetable Public Transport Victoria

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