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Waverley Road railway station

Waverley Road
Line(s) Outer Circle
Platforms 2
History
Opened 3 March 1890
Closed 9 December 1895

Waverley Road was a station on the Outer Circle railway line, located near the current East Malvern station in Malvern East, Victoria, Australia, in what is now the Malvern Urban Forest. The platform, the mound of which can still be seen, was located approximately 120 metres SSE of the line's Waverley Road crossing. Named after the nearby road that crossed the tracks, the station was originally named "Waverley" until altered in 1890.

The station was opened on 3 March 1890 on the line from Burnley station to Oakleigh station, becoming a junction on 30 May 1890 when the line from Camberwell opened. It was a Staff and Ticket station on opening and was provided with a signal box of 28 levers. Two platforms were provided, with the junction of the two lines at the north (Camberwell) end, as was a goods siding.

The signal box was replaced with a signal frame on the platform in 1891 to save staffing costs. The station was closed on 9 December 1895, along with the lines from Oakleigh to Ashburton station and Darling stations. In 1930 the line terminating at Darling was extended to form the new Glen Waverley line, and in 1948 the line terminating at Ashburton was extended a kilometre to the new Alamein station.

References

  • David Beardsell and Bruce Herbert (1979). The Outer Circle: A history of the Oakleigh to Fairfield Park Railway. Australian Railway Historical Society (Victorian Division).  
  • "Malvern Urban Forest History". City of Stonnington. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
Closed station navigation
Outer Circle line
← Previous station Ashburton Oakleigh Next station →
Branch line to Burnley
← Previous station Darling Junction

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