LINES: Alamein. Alamein Station. 1 Address. Alamein Railway Station Alamein Ave / Ashburn Gr Ashburton Station timetables. Line; From city. ALAMEIN – City Center train route by PTV Metropolitan Trains in Melbourne. The Alamein railway line is a suburban electric railway in Melbourne, Australia. It serves part of . Timetables · Official line map · Metropolitan train network map · Statistics and detailed schematic map at the VicSig enthusiast website.

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The Alamein railway line is a suburban electric railway in MelbourneAustralia. It serves part of the City of Boroondarato the east of the Melbourne central business district.

It has timetabble stations and branches from the Belgrave and Lilydale lines at Camberwell station. It is entirely within PTV ticketing Zone 1. The Alamein line heads south from Camberwell across gentle hills, with some moderately heavy earthworks.

The area served aamein the line is fully built up and a trxin residential area. The line is operated as a timetaable service between Camberwell and Alamein stations during off-peak periods, while trains run the whole distance to Flinders Street Station during peak hours.

The line shares four tracks to Burnleywhere the Glen Waverley line branches off. It then shares three tracks with the Lilydale and Belgrave lines until Camberwell. It is double track from the junction at Camberwell station to just north of Ashburton station; changing to a single track for the rest of the distance, a short enough section that it is not a serious bottleneck.

There is a crossover point at Riversdale stationwhich allows trains to turn back when they cannot proceed. There are no stabling facilities on the line, although there is a single, rarely used siding at Ashburton station. The city-bound track between Camberwell and Riversdale stations is signalled for two-way running. This is used by shuttle services when running at frequencies greater than 15 minutes.

What is now known as the Alamein line was opened as the Outer Circle Railway between and The segment still in use today was opened on 24 March Electrification of the Melbourne network also commenced at this time, with the Victorian Railways Commissioners deciding to include the Camberwell to Ashburton section of the Outer Circle in the project, the last steam train running on 29 October and electric trains commencing 3 days later.


The line from Camberwell to the terminus was single line with no crossing places provided, as single train running a shuttle along the line from Camberwell. Patronage and revenue on the line doubled after electrification, and on 12 October a 30 to 45 minute connecting service was provided to Ashburton.

From 26 November two trains were provided at peak hours, with Hartwell opened as a crossing station eight days before to permit this. From 3 October the daytime off alameij frequency was improved to 15 minutes. It was authorised inbut was delayed due to funding issues and other competing projects. From 15 JulyAshburton station ceased to be a regular traih. However reduced loan funds for railway construction during and delayed the rest of the works, [5] with the overpass and new line at Camberwell finally commissioned on 29 November The last stage of tometable works had to wait until 8 November when automatic signalling was introduced between Hartwell and Ashburton, and the signal bay at Hartwell closed.

On 30 Novemberoff-peak services on the line were cut to 20 minutes during the day and about 35 minutes at night, and on 23 Octoberthe Saturday frequency was cut to every 40 minutes.

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A one car Tait train took over the service on Ti,etable, the train guard selling tickets as station staff were withdrawn from every station except Ashburton, which remained open alaemin safeworking reasons.

Through trains to Flinders Street off-peak were provided from 20 January at a frequency of every 15 minutes Monday to Friday, with Box Hill trains running express from Timetsble. The train staff and ticket system between Ashburton and Alamein was abolished in August Control of this section of line was transferred to Ashburton.

The Comeng trains were introduced to the Melbourne railway system in Initially, along with the Alamein line, they were only allowed to operate on the Belgrave, DandenongGlen Waverley and Lilydale lines, due to the width of the trains 10 feet. Although moves were made to close the line or convert it to timeatble rail in the s, the Alamein line has remained open. The line was also the first in the city to receive new Metlink -branded signage, including the new, blue colour code for the train network, and signs directing passengers to connecting tram and bus services.

These signs have since been replaced with PTV branded signage.


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Most Alamein line services including all weekend services operates as a 3 car X’Trapolis shuttle from Camberwell, extending to Flinders Street ttain during weekday peak periods. During the morning peak, citybound services stops all stations to Flinders Street except East Richmondrunning anticlockwise through the City Loop. During the same period, most outbound services stop all stations to Alamein, one service skips East Richmond, one service terminates at Riversdale, one service runs express from Richmond to Camberwell, and one service operates the same express except also stopping at Glenferrie.

During alaamein early afternoon peak and late evening peak, outbound and alakein services run clockwise through the City Loop, stopping all stations, while during the main evening peak, outbound services run direct from Flinders Street, also stopping all stations, and citybound services either stop at all stations, skip East Richmond, or operate express from Camberwell to Richmond, stopping at Glenferrie. At all other times, services operate as a shuttle to and from Camberwell, connecting with Belgrave and Lilydale line trains.

Bold stations are termini, where some train services terminate; italic stations are staffed. Branches from the Belgrave and Lilydale lines at Camberwell.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Tarin operation pre electrification insee Outer Circle railway line. Former Outer Circle line. Electric Railways of Victoria. Australian Electric Traction Society.

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