Rail transport in australia is a crucial aspect of the australian transport network. The outer circle railway has one of the most interesting histories of all the railway lines in victoria. The outer circle was built during the melbourne land boom of the 1880s. You can cycle from kew to elsternwick by combining the outer circle and rosstown rail trails. There are also a further 19 stations on three heritage, volunteeroperated, tourist railways, which are not a part of the suburban network stations are broken up into two myki ticketing zones some. Outer circle line teaser 1 by outer circle bugger, i cant seem to put the teaser video up here, so hopefully someone more tech savvy than me can. Arthur tonkin told us the interesting story of melbournes outer circle railway and the reasons why it was redundant before it was even constructed.
Twelve signs displaying historic photographic images and associated text have been developed to help path users to understand the historical features of the park and how these relate to melbourne s railway heritage. For interactive maps of metropolitan melbourne bus routes, search for a stop, address or route number on the home page. We have photos of all 297 tourist attractions around melbourne or add your own click here to browse them. We were able to follow his story with the help of some maps. Documentary on melbournes outer circle line tells story.
Click a photo of a railway station to see its location on the map and find out more information. This is a list of the 218 currently operating suburban railway stations in melbourne, victoria. View or download the melbourne cbd free tram zone map pdf 491 kb. With a population of just over 4 million people, melbourne is australias secondlargest metropolitan area.
This map covers the downtown and greater metropolitan area of the city of melbourne. The national library of australias copies direct service lets you purchase higher quality, larger sized photocopies or electronic copies of newspapers pages clicking on the order now button below will open the ordering form in a new window which will. Dec 14, 2014 the outer circle line was a railway that ran through melbourne s eastern suburbs in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Outer circle railway documentary and website page 1. Not that i knew it when i was growing up in east kew, but i spent a lot of time playing in the remnants of. It once connected oakleigh with fairfield, but only a short section remains today. The outer circle was built in 1891 as a steamera suburban railway line, in melbourne, australia. Thankfully the outer circle does still have a bit of railway archeology left to go look at its a fascinating line. The melbourne railway network consists of 17 railway lines, as well as the central city loop. Passengers can get off the tram and explore the local tourist attractions. Image search, victorian railways, museum victoria, australia. A pdf map of the city circle tram route can also be found below. As usual, we did this trail aka the anniversary trail as part of a longer loop starting at kew, crossing the yarra at fairfield, down the merri creek path, along the main yarra trail to gardiners creek trail, which then meets up with the end of the outer circle at hughesdale. The outer circle railway system brought the governmentowned gippsland line from sale into the city from its terminus at oakleigh, without using the privately owned tracks to flinders street station.
The first railway companies in melbourne were privately owned. It once connected oakleigh with fairfield, but only a short section. Today, the outer circle railway is the anniversary bicycle trail but it began as an ambitious rail line connecting the outer eastern suburbs of melbourne to the city. You can search the victorian railways image collection in any of the following ways. The first section of the outer circle line opened to trains between oakleigh and. This booklet provides a brief history of the line including maps and diagrams and includes details of the remaining features of the railway. A strategy for the docklands transport network level 3. Twelve signs displaying historic photographic images and associated text have been developed to help path users to understand the historical features of the park and how these relate to melbournes railway heritage.
This is an old friend, having ridden along here for many years. The outer circle railway port phillip pioneers group. This railway once linked oakleigh with fairfield park through what was then the picturesque wooded hills on the eastern fringes of melbourne. Oct 08, 2011 the outer circle railway is the most visible and best preserved of these phantoms. This map shows all metropolitan and regional train stations in victoria. It is a predominantly underground means of railway transportation that forms the core of what is largely regarded as the passenger railway network in sydney. As at 2018, the australian rail network consisted of a total of 36,064 kilometres 22,409 mi of track on three major track gauges except for a small number of private railways, most of the australian railway network infrastructure is governmentowned, either. It served the innernorthern suburbs of parkville, carlton north, fitzroy north, and fitzroy.
The railway was a significant development in melbournes suburban rail network in the late nineteenth century when the building boom and railway construction were at their height. It covered much of the modern city of boroondara, including. Outer circle railway documentary and website page 2. Outer circle fairfield to hughesdale, as well as the dandenongfrankston and knox railway lines proposed in. To service this expanding city, the railway minister, thomas bent, ambitiously proposed the construction of new railway lines in victorias 55 constituencies, one of these being the outer circle line, designed to create a link to the city for trains coming from gippsland and terminating at oakleigh. Arthur tonkin told us the interesting story of melbourne s outer circle railway and the reasons why it was redundant before it was even constructed. Watch melbournes forgotten railway the outer circle online. The outer circle line was a railway that ran through melbournes eastern suburbs in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The outer circle railway anniversary trail has been a joint initiative of the city of boroondara and parks victoria. Outer circle fairfield to hughesdale, as well as the dandenongfrankston and knox railway lines proposed in the 1969 transportation plan, meaning that. To service this expanding city, the railway minister, thomas bent, ambitiously proposed the construction of new railway lines in victorias 55 constituencies, one of these being the outer circle line, designed to create a link to the city for trains. City of melbourne travelsmart map highquality print version. The linear parks, much like the outer circle, are the only thing that remain. City circle tram route with stops melbourne visitor shuttle bus stop train station train route tram route with platform stops tram stop zone this map is not to scale walking time.
The melbourne rail map includes the public transportation system, as well as many major landmarks and points of interest. View or download the melbourne smartbus network map pdf 454 kb. As a consequence, i have pushed the overlap out two stations on the glen. The railway was so poorly built i think reading one sleeper every six feet that it only ever saw one train on its opening then fell into disuse. The inner circle line was a steam era suburban railway line later electrified in melbourne, australia. The outer circle line was a railway that ran through melbourne s eastern suburbs in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. City of melbournes role in west gate tunnel level 3. Metro acknowledges the traditional owners of the land on which our rail network operates, the peoples of the kulin nation. This comes in handy when planning an itinerary that will involve public transport to the outer suburbs. View or download a highcontrast version of the victorian train network map pdf 894 kb. Outer circle railway line bridge, later chandler highway.
City maps city of melbourne homepage city of melbourne. With an interest in railways and local history, andrew mccolm, the films coproducer and i decided to put the christmas break to good use and take advantage of melbournes. Search on keyword alone or combine with a search of dates. Construction of the bridge and the railway line is associated with the rapid growth of melbourne during the boom period, intended to facilitate. Trains would either continue on towards preston and whittlesea, or victoria park then on to heidleberg. Having been founded on the riches of a gold rush, the city is blessed with some of the worlds most impressive 19th century buildings and streetscapes. Outer circle rail trail melbourne region rail trails australia.
Anyway, while i live close to the inner circle railway, its still interesting to see how the outer suburbanites deal with their railway legacy. The line was originally conceived as a means of connecting the gippsland railway to the main government railway terminal at spencer street without requiring travel along the privately owned railway from flinders street. Arthur tonkin illustrates the route of the outer circle railway. The railway was a significant development in melbourne s suburban rail network in the late nineteenth century when the building boom and railway construction were at their height. We pay respect to their elders, past and present, and to their cultural and spiritual connections to country. Please use the print button on the bing maps action bar to print. The outer circle railway has always attracted attention because of the linear parkland that remains as reminder of the political intrigue of melbournes land boom era of the 1880s. The outer circle railway oakleigh to ashburton by r bleakley and mj foley. To the residents of the eastern suburbs of melbourne the outer circle railway is a remnant connecting east camberwell with. Makes a useful companion to east camberwell to fairfield volume. The outer circle railway was first advocated by a group known as the upper yarra railway league in 1867 who suggested that the gippsland railway could be brought into melbourne via the outer suburbs, but the term itself was first conceived in 1873 by engineerinchief of the victorian railways, thomas higinbotham who suggested an outer circle route. It covered much of the modern city of boroondara, including the suburbs of from north to south kew east, camberwell, burwood, ashburton, and malvern east.
The railway never ran as one entire service from oakleigh to the city withfairfield to deepdene running for 26 months. The service is part of the public transport victoria metropolitan rail network flemington racecourse line services only operate. Outer circle railway the encyclopedia of melbourne online. In addition to the maps, the city rail map app for mobile devices provides a route planner, the ability to search for all transport lines and station locations and connections, gps. To the residents of the eastern suburbs of melbourne the outer circle railway is.
The city circle is a public transportation system located around the central business districts in the australian city of sydney. The flemington racecourse railway line is a commuter rail passenger train service in melbourne, australia. At its longest stage, it ran from fairfield station, on what is today the hurstbridge line, to oakleigh station, on the current pakenham and. I was going to write about both, but since returning home and researching more about the outer circle, the amount of it i actually rode was insignificant. The outer circle was intended to circumvent the privatelyowned railways to hawthorn, elsternwick and st kilda. Melbournes forgotten railway the outer circle youtube. Watch melbournes forgotten railway the outer circle. The inner circle line was a steamera suburban railway, later electrified, in melbourne australia. The city rail map app provides a map guide for the city of melbourne. It was also supposed to link the gippsland line with spencer street now southern cross station prior to the construction of the viaduct between flinders and spencer street stations. Check out our photos of railway stations in melbourne.
At its closure, it ran from royal park station on the upfield line melway map ref. Melbournes forgotten railway was conceived as a short film in december 20, and was our first foray into the addictive art of documentary making. R tracks via the inner circle without trains having to traverse the rival melb and. Melbourne city map pdf 1mb this map shows all major attractions, amenities and public transport in the central city. City circle tram free melbourne tram, cbd route map.
The rosstown railway wasnt built to the same standard as the outer circle. Jan 16, 2014 the railway was so poorly built i think reading one sleeper every six feet that it only ever saw one train on its opening then fell into disuse. A map of melbourne cbd and suburbs is a musthave for anyone who wants to explore the wonders of melbourne. The full service operates between flemington racecourse in the inner suburb of flemington and flinders street in the central business district. Soon after is a big hill, with the trail running up the side of the train lines cutting. There is no need for a timetable, as the tram arrives at designated stops every 12 minutes and runs from 10am to 6pm on weekdays and til. It diverged off the upfield line at royal park running across the northern suburbs of melbourne, via the stations of north carlton and north fitzroy.
It once connected oakleigh with fairfield, but only a short section remains. The inner circle railway is historically significant at a local level. There are also a further 19 stations on three heritage, volunteeroperated, tourist railways, which are not a part of the suburban network. It was one of several lines constructed as part of the infamous ocotpus acts. Melbourne is kind of like new york city, in a geographical sense, because a lot of melburnians live in the outer suburbs and travel into the city for work. Not that i knew it when i was growing up in east kew, but i spent a lot of time playing in the remnants of the outer circle railway. Mar 02, 2014 the outer circle railway has always attracted attention because of the linear parkland that remains as reminder of the political intrigue of melbournes land boom era of the 1880s. Myki is your ticket to travel on melbournes trains, trams and buses, vline commuter train services and buses in seymour, ballarat, bendigo, geelong, the latrobe valley and warragul in the yellow shaded myki region on the map above.
A new documentary on melbourne s steamera outer circle line will screen to sellout audiences this month. The public transport system is also outlined on the maps. City circle sydney map, lines, route, hours, tickets. Melbourne rail map a smart city guide map, even offline. Dec 21, 2014 the outer circle line was a railway that ran through melbourne s eastern suburbs in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Historical melbourne rail map maps by philip mallis. Looking for popular attractions or utilities using your your smartphone or computer. Outer circle railway anniversary trail only melbourne. The outer circle railway is the most visible and best preserved of these phantoms. In the late 1880s land boom, a railway line was built through the then outer eastern suburbs. You can trace its course as a snaking curve across melbournes eastern suburbs, from fairfield in the north to oakleigh in the south. View or download the victorian train network map pdf 542 kb.1411 628 336 281 1288 1513 784 266 309 449 308 1272 1551 385 3 764 986 437 223 990 170 368 698 642 846 1564 1136 242 320 906 992 345 777 528 277 477 723 871 537 779 1235 493