Victoria Park, Collingwood
Victoria Park railway station is located on the South Morang and Hurstbridge lines in Victoria, Australia. It serves the north-eastern Melbourne suburb of Abbotsford and opened on 8 May 1888 as Collingwood. It was subsequently renamed Victoria Park on 1 May 1909.Work out when and for how long to visit Victoria Park and other Collingwood attractions using our handy Collingwood road trip planning site .
Between 1888 and 1901 the station was the terminus of the Collingwood to Heidelberg railway line. Until a direct connection with the Melbourne City Centre was made in 1901, between Princes Bridge and Collingwood, the only connection to the city centre was via the Inner Circle line.
A former goods yard is located next to Platform 1, whilst a stabling siding capable of holding 2 stabled trains is located at the northern end. The present station buildings were constructed in 1981 and the original wooden pylons that the former buildings sat upon were removed.
The station is adjacent to Victoria Park, the former home of the Collingwood Football Club between 1892 and 1999. Large numbers of people used Victoria Park station to travel to and from Australian Football League matches played at the stadium.
Victoria Park Reviews
This is a cultural experience not to be missed.....a cold pie at Victoria Park. Its the home of the Collingwood Football Club and is a must when in Melbourne, preferably on a cold, wet and windy day d... more »
Collingwood no longer plays AFL matches at Victoria Park, but it's hard to escape the heady days when the Magpies had the game half won if they were on their home ground. There are a number of plaques... more »
Small grounds feel so much better with kids. Could have used more food trucks and the queues for drinks were extreme. Thankfully the kids preferred porta-potties.
Historic treasure. Beautiful Parklands with kids playground no fenced off dog area which is a shame that dog owners have to keep their dogs on leashes not a lot of parking as the area is surrounded by urbanisation it's a piece of history that is worth a visit though it is not a big area and at least you can go to the nearby streets and sustain your interest in the diverse range of shops and restaurants
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