Ascot Vale railway station, MelbourneEdit profile
Ascot Vale is a railway station in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in the suburb of Ascot Vale, on the Craigieburn railway line. Ascot Vale is classed as a Host Station and is in Metcard Zone 1.
Ascot Vale is located between The Crescent and North Street, with station access from both.
The station consists of two side platforms; Platform 1 has a large red brick building, while platform 2 has a smaller brick building. A large Metcard ticket vending machine is located at the entrance to platform 1, which is able to dispense most ticketing options available and also accept notes and coins. A small coin-only Metcard ticket vending machine is located at the entrance to platform 2, as well as at the entrance to platform 1. An underpass is situated at the Flinders Street end of the station.
Platforms, services and connecting bus and tram services
- Suburban Metro Trains services to Flinders Street
- Suburban Metro Trains services to Craigieburn
Ascot Vale station opened on 1 November 1860 as part of the private Melbourne and Essendon Railway Company line to Essendon. The station closed with the line in 1864 until it was reopened in 1871 under government ownership. A temporary station building was provided in 1882 after duplication of the line, the present building on the up platform dating from 1889. A signal box was provided in the same year, but was closed with the abolition of mechanical signalling. Automatic signalling and electrification were provided in 1918 and 1919 respectively.