Westona railway station

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Station entrance
LocationHarrington Street, Altona
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
Distance18.53 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms2 (1 island)
Structure typeGround
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusUnstaffed station
Station codeWTO
Fare zoneMyki zone 1/2 overlap
WebsitePublic Transport Victoria
Opened21 January 1985
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
towards Newport
Werribee line
(Altona loop)

Westona railway station is located on the Werribee line in Victoria, Australia, and serves the western Melbourne suburb of Altona. Previously called 'West Altona Station' 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, under contract to Public Transport Victoria:


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

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