Westona railway station, MelbourneEdit profile
Westona is a railway station in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in the suburb of Altona, on the Werribee railway line. Westona is unmanned and is in Metcard Zones 1+2 overlap.
Westona is located at the eastern end of the Maidstone Street level crossing, which provides station access.
The station consists of two platforms, in an island format, with a large brick building at the Werribee 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, as well as a myki ticket vending machine.
Westona is a crossing loop in the middle of a 10 km long section of single track between Altona Junction and Laverton. The direction of trains past Westona is unusual for Melbourne, as when facing Melbourne, down trains towards Werribee use the left hand platform, and up trains to Melbourne use the right hand platform.
Westona station was opened on 21 January 1985, by then Minister for Transport Steve Crabb as part of the new extension linking Altona with Laverton. The link to Laverton was not opened until 11 April 1985.
Westona was named by Alan and Betty Angus by winning a council run contest to find a new name. As the new station was west of Altona, Alan suggested Westona, and won the competition.
- Suburban Metro Trains services to Flinders Street. Off peak shuttle to Newport.
- Suburban Metro Trains services to Werribee. Off peak shuttle to Laverton.
Entrance to the station