Kensington railway station, Melbourne

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Kensington is a railway station in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in the suburb of Kensington, on the Craigieburn railway line. Kensington is unmanned and is in Metcard Zone 1.

Kensington station is located at the northern end of the Macaulay Road level crossing, with station access from Macaulay Road and Eastwood Street. The station consists of two side platforms; Platform 1 has a large red brick building, while platform 2 has a smaller red brick building. A large Metcard ticket vending machine is located at the entrance to platform 1, 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. A signal box is located at the Melbourne end of the station, and a siding exists for the nearby grain silos. Special services to Flemington Racecourse and Showgrounds stations run though the station, but do not stop for passengers with signs on the platform advising customers of the fact.

Platforms, services and connecting bus service
Platform 1:
  • Suburban Metro Trains services to Flinders Street
Platform 2:
  • Suburban Metro Trains services to Craigieburn

Kensington station opened on November 1, 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. The Melbourne bound station building was constructed in 1886, as was the signal box beside the Kensington Road level crossing. The gates at the crossing were replaced by boom barriers in 1966.


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