Strathmore railway station, MelbourneEdit profile
Strathmore is a railway station in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in the suburb of Essendon, on the Craigieburn railway line. Strathmore is unmanned and is in Metcard Zone 1.
Strathmore is located between Pascoe Vale Road and Pascoe Avenue, with station access from both. An underpass is situated at the Craigieburn end of the station, while the railway crosses Moonee Ponds Creek a short distance beyond the station.
The station consists of two side platforms; Platform 1 has a large brick building, while platform 2 has a small fibro building. A large Metcard vending machine is located at the entrance to platform 1, able to dispense most ticketing options available and also accept notes and coins. Additional coin-only Metcard and myki ticket vending machines are located at the entrances to platform 1 and platform 2.
Strathmore station opened on 28 October 1890 as North Essendon, the railway having opened in 1872 as part of the North East railway to Wodonga. In the 1880s the area was virtually uninhabited country, with the station opening and associated extension of steam operated suburban services to Broadmeadows being driven by the 'Land Boom' in Melbourne of the period and corrupt politicians. The station was renamed Strathmore in 1955, to match the suburb it was located in. Located at the point where the original Sydney Road (now Pascoe Vale Road) crossed the railway on the level, it was one of the worst traffic bottlenecks in Melbourne until grade separation works commenced in 1961. The first two lanes opened in 1963 with two more opening in 1964.
- Craigieburn line - all stations and limited stops services to Flinders Street
- Craigieburn line - all stations services to Broadmeadows and Craigieburn