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Macaulay railway station

Macaulay
Northbound view from Platform 2
Location Macaulay Road, Kensington
Coordinates
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by Metro
Line(s) Upfield
Distance 3.25 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Ground
Other information
Status Unstaffed station
Station code MAC
Fare zone Myki zone 1
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 1 December 1887
Rebuilt 1976
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
toward Flinders Street
Upfield line
toward Upfield

Macaulay railway station is located on the Upfield line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the northern Melbourne suburb of Kensington opening on 1 December 1887 as Macaulay Road, being renamed Maculay on 1 May 1909.[1]

The station is situated beside the Moonee Ponds Creek and surrounded mainly by factories and warehouses. Kensington station on the Craigieburn line is only 400 metres away and is significantly closer to the residential area, and handles a larger number of commuters.

The station is situated at ground level beneath the CityLink tollway which is supported atop concrete columns situated outside the platform fencing.

To the east of the station were a number of goods sidings opened after 1919, which have since been lifted.[2][3] Boom barriers were provided at Macaulay Road in 1972.[4] New station buildings were built in 1976.[5]

The suburban train stabling yard near the station was opened in May 1972 as part of the City Loop project.[6] A light repair facility was officially opened on 17 November 1993 as part of the closure of the Jolimont Workshops.[7]

Platforms & services

Macaulay has two side platforms. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Upfield line services.[8]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

References

  1. ^ Macaulay Vicsig
  2. ^ "Victorian Railways signal diagram: Macaulay to North Fitzroy 27 13". www.signaldiagramsandphotos.com. Retrieved 15 August 2008. 
  3. ^ "Victorian Railways signal diagram: Macaulay to North Fitzroy 12 67". www.signaldiagramsandphotos.com. Retrieved 15 August 2008. 
  4. ^ Andrew Waugh. "VR History by Andrew Waugh - Upfield Line" (PDF). VR History. Retrieved 24 February 2009. 
  5. ^ Vincent Adams Winter (1990). VR and VicRail: 1962-1983. p. 106.  
  6. ^ SE Dornan & RG Henderson (1979). Electric Railways of Victoria. Australian Electric Traction Society. p. 93.  
  7. ^ "News". Newsrail (Australian Railway Historical Society): page 251. August 1994. 
  8. ^ Upfield Line timetable Public Transport Victoria

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