Tottenham railway station, MelbourneEdit profile
Tottenham is a railway station in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in the suburb of Tottenham, on the Sydenham railway line. Tottenham is unmanned, and is in Metcard Zone 1.
Tottenham is located above the Ashley Street rail overpass, which provides station access.
The station consists of two platforms, in an island format, with a large brick building at the Sydenham end of the station. A large Metcard vending machine is located at the entrance to the platforms, which is able to dispense most ticketing options available and also accept notes and coins. A disused ticket office is located at the station, behind the recently installed myki machine.
The Tottenham rail yard lies north of the station. A number of freight only lines also run alongside, along with the Melbourne to Sydney standard gauge line.
As you pass the station there is a long stretch of abandoned railway cars on many tracks.
Platforms and services
- Suburban Metro Trains services to Flinders Street
- Suburban Metro Trains services to Watergardens
Tottenham station opened on 2 March 1891. The station was rebuilt as an island platform in 1981 to eliminate the dangerous Ashley Street level crossing, replacing it with a rail overpass over a narrow two-lane road tunnel. At the same time the station buildings were reconstructed, and a signal box demolished.