Westona railway station

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Westona
EntranceWestona.jpg
Station entrance
LocationHarrington Street, Altona
Australia
Coordinates37°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 byVicTrack
Operated byMetro Trains
Line(s)Werribee
Distance18.53 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms2 (1 island)
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus
Construction
Structure typeGround
Parking80
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusUnstaffed station
Station codeWTO
Fare zoneMyki zone 1/2 overlap
WebsitePublic Transport Victoria
History
Opened21 January 1985
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
towards 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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