Middle Park Railway Station
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Middle Park Railway Station

Middle Park
Line(s)St Kilda
Platforms2
Tracks2
Other information
StatusClosed
History
Opened2 July 1883
ClosedAugust 1987

Middle Park is a former railway station on the former St Kilda railway line, located in the Melbourne suburb of Middle Park. The station is located on the corner of Canterbury Road and Armstrong Street. A pair of low level side platforms now serve route 96 trams on a light rail line. Other nearby light rail stops are the Fraser Street stop and the Wright Street stop. These and other stops were added after the line was converted to a light rail tram line.

History

Middle Park station opened in 1883, long after the line through it was opened in 1857.[1] The St Kilda line was closed in 1987 and converted to light rail, with the route 96 tram now running through the former station. The last train service ran on 31 July 1987 with the light rail officially commissioned on 21 November the same year.[2] The high level platforms used by trains were demolished for the construction of lower level platforms, leaving the station building at the original level.

The building was redeveloped as a cafe in 2006 called Mart 130, but it was gutted by fire on 19 February 2018,[3] and later demolished. It is due to be reconstructed in 2019

References

  1. ^ "Middle Park". VICSIG - Infrastructure. www.vicsig.net. Retrieved 2008.
  2. ^ Chris Banger (March 1997). "Rail Passenger Service Withdrawals Since 1960". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society (Victorian Division). pp. 77-82.
  3. ^ http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/iconic-cafe-at-middle-park-light-rail-station-destroyed-by-flames/news-story/9804710adcf4953c671e5bafbaa20a7f


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Albert Park   St Kilda line   St Kilda
  List of closed railway stations in Melbourne  

Coordinates: 37°50?59?S 144°57?56?E / 37.8496°S 144.9656°E / -37.8496; 144.9656


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