Westgarth railway station, MelbourneEdit profile
Westgarth is a railway station in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in the suburb of Northcote, on the Hurstbridge railway line. Westgarth is unmanned and is in Metcard Zone 1.
Westgarth is located at the northern end of the Westgarth Street level crossing, which also provides station access.
The station consists of two side platforms; Platform 1 has a large weatherboard building, while platform 2 has a weatherboard building of similar size. 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. A footbridge is located at the Hurstbridge end of the station.
Tram route 86 is a short walk from the station, on High Street. Westgarth station is the only station on the Hurstbridge line north of Clifton Hill with a connecting tram service.
Platforms, services and connecting services
- Hurstbridge line - all stations and limited stops services to Flinders Street
- Hurstbridge line - all stations and limited stops services to Heidelberg, Macleod, Greensborough, Eltham and Hurstbridge
- 246 Elsternwick – La Trobe University via Richmond RS, Clifton Hill (every day). Operated by NationalBus.
- 250 Garden City – La Trobe University via Carlton North, Clifton Hill (every day). Operated by NationalBus.
- 251 Garden City – Northland SC via Carlton North, Clifton Hill (every day). Operated by NationalBus.
Westgarth station opened on 8 May 1888 as Westgarth Street. It was renamed Northcote South in 1888, and Westgarth in 1906.Boom barriers replaced interlocked gates at Westgarth Street in 1968.
The single track between Westgarth and Clifton Hill was duplicated in 2008-2009 and included a bridge over Merri Creek. It was opened by the Premier of Victoria John Brumby and Transport Minister Lynne Kosky on 27 January 2009.