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West Footscray railway station

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Owned by  VicTrack
Line(s)  Sunbury
Opened  1 October 1888
Rebuilt  14 October 2013
Tracks  6
Operated by  Metro
Connections  Bus
Owner  VicTrack
Platforms in use  2 (1 island)
West Footscray railway station
Location  Sunshine Road, Footscray
Distance  7.33 kilometres from Southern Cross
Address  West Footscray VIC 3012, Australia
Similar  Footscray railway station, Middle Footscray railway st, Tottenham railway station, Sunshine railway station - M, Wyndham Vale railway st

Regional rail link west footscray railway station


West Footscray railway station is located on the Sunbury line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the western Melbourne suburb of Footscray. Two dual gauge tracks run north of the station forming the South Kensington - West Footscray freight line, linking the Port of Melbourne and other freight terminals to the rest of the state. The tracks also form part of the Melbourne - Sydney standard gauge line. The Regional Rail Link lines run to the south of the station.

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The station opened on the 1 October 1888 as Footscray West being renamed West Footscray on 1 September 1912. The original stations buildings were reconstructed in 1976. In 2013 the station was rebuilt 200 metres further west to accommodate two lines to the south as part of the Regional Rail Link. The new station opened on 14 October 2013 and the old station was demolished.

A third platform is to be built to the north of the existing platform to allow terminating services to operate. It is scheduled to open in 2018.

Facilities, platforms & services

West Footscray has one island platform with two sides. Access to the platforms is provided by stairs, lifts and ramps from an overhead footbridge which also contains a cycling path. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Sunbury line services.

Platform 1:

  • Sunbury line: services to Flinders Street
  • Platform 2:

  • Sunbury line: services to Sunbury
  • Transport links

    CDC Melbourne operate three routes via West Footscray station:

  • 411: Footscray station - Laverton station
  • 412: Footscray station - Laverton station
  • 414: Footscray station - Laverton station
  • Sita Buslines operates one route via West Footscray station:

  • 472: Williamstown - Moonee Ponds Junction
  • References

    West Footscray railway station Wikipedia


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