Galvin Station

Station
Line: Melbourne - Geelong - Warrnambool
Distance from Melbourne: 18.101 km
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Opened: August 17, 1927
Closed: April 14, 1985

Galvin opened in 1927 for passenger traffic near the Maidstone Street level crossing. The nearest residential areas were in Altona to the south. The station was rebuilt in 1965 with duplication of the line, as an island platform located between two two tracks, southwest of the level crossing.

Galvin saw little use, closing in 1985 with the opening of the Altona - Laverton line, and subsequent re-routing of Werribee suburban trains via the new line. The platform was removed and tracks through the station were realigned for 130km/h running in the early 1990s with the introduction of the Sprinter railcars. Today only a wide gap between the tracks remains of the station.

Events


August 17, 1927 Opened for passenger traffic. NC supervised by SM Newport.
May 2, 1965 New island platform provided account duplication Rock - Laverton.
April 14, 1985 Closed due to opening of Altona - Laverton line.
Line Opened
June 25, 1857 Line officially opened between Geelong and at temporary terminus at Greenwich. A ferry was used the complete the journey to Melbourne
October 3, 1857 Temporary Greenwich terminal and stub line closed. Geelong line now connected to the partially completed Williamstown line. A ferry complete the journey from Williamstown to Melbourne
January 17, 1859 Williamstown line finally completed to Melbourne. Geelong trains can now operate direct to Spencer Street Station
Track Amplified
May 2, 1965 Line duplicated Rock to Laverton
October 22, 1967 Line duplicated Altona Junction to Laverton

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Photos


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Maidstone Street and the station site

Maidstone Street and the station site

Looking in the up direction towards Newport

Looking in the up direction towards Newport

Former platform site

Former platform site

Former platform site

Former platform site

Down end of Galvin

Down end of Galvin

Substation

Substation

Signals for up trains

Signals for up trains

Substation at Galvin

Substation at Galvin

Looking towards the site of Galvin and Melbourne

Looking towards the site of Galvin and Melbourne

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Aerial Photos


1945 photo map of Melbourne, produced by the Victorian Department of Lands and Survey, now accessable via the University of Melbourne:

1945 aerial photo of Galvin Station

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