Westona railway station

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Westona
EntranceWestona.jpg
Station entrance
Location Harrington Street, Altona
Australia
Coordinates 37°51′54″S 144°48′49″E / 37.8651°S 144.8135°E / -37.8651; 144.8135Coordinates: 37°51′54″S 144°48′49″E / 37.8651°S 144.8135°E / -37.8651; 144.8135
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by Metro Trains
Line(s) Werribee
Distance 18.53 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 2
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Parking 80
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Unstaffed station
Station code WTO
Fare zone Myki zone 1/2 overlap
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 21 January 1985
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
toward Newport
Werribee line
(Altona loop)
Terminus

Westona railway station is located on the Werribee line in Victoria, Australia, and serves the western Melbourne suburb of Altona. It opened on 21 January 1985, and was briefly the terminus of the line from Altona, until the line was extended to Laverton on 14 April 1985.[1]

The station was named by Joanna O'Connor, Alan Angus and Betty Angus, who won a council run contest to find a new name. Because the new station was west of Altona, they suggested Westona.[2]

Control of all signals and points were transferred to the Newport signal box in 1986, with the signal control panel moved to the relay room, for maintenance purposes only.[3]

Westona is also a crossing loop, in the middle of a 10-kilometre-long section of single track, between Altona Junction and Laverton. The direction of trains which cross at Westona is unusual for Melbourne, in that they pass each other on the left.

Platforms & services[edit]

Westona has one island platform with two faces. It is served by Metro Trains' Werribee line trains.[4]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Transport links[edit]

CDC Melbourne operates one route via Westona station:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Westona". Vicsig. Retrieved 2016-03-21. 
  2. ^ Byrne, Bridie (2008-09-16). "Diamond Day". Williamstown, Altona, Laverton Star. Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
  3. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. March 1987. p. 89. 
  4. ^ Werribee Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  5. ^ Route 415 Laverton - Williamstown timetable Public Transport Victoria

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