Altona railway station, MelbourneEdit profile
Altona is a railway station in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in the suburb of Altona, on the Werribee railway line. Altona is unmanned and is in Metcard Zones 1+2 overlap.Station overview
Altona is located at the western end of the Pier Street level crossing, with station access from Pier Street and Railway Street South.
The station consists of one side platform, with a large brick building at the Flinders Street end of the station. The building houses a semi-enclosed waiting area and a disused ticket office. A large Metcard ticket vending machine is located inside the waiting area, which is able to dispense most ticketing options available and also accept notes and coins, as well as a myki ticket vending machine.History
The railway to Altona was opened in 1888, but to a station to the east named Altona Beach. The line was privately owned, with the Victorian Railways taking operations in 1917 and opening the present station on 1 December 1917 as Altona Beach. For a period of time demotored McKeen railmotors were used to provide passenger services.
The VR took control of the line and station on 1 October 1924, and the station was later renamed to Altona in 1938. A loop siding existed beside the platform for a number of years, and a siding once extended west towards the site of Westona station, serving a coal mine. The passenger service was not extended to Westona until January 1985, then to Laverton in April the same year.Platforms, services and connecting bus services
- Suburban Metro Trains services to Flinders Street and Werribee. Off peak shuttle to Newport and Laverton.
The bus terminus exists at the station in Railway Street South.