After Glenroy , it continues to rise to the end of the suburban line and beyond. Earthworks are, however, generally moderate. Infrastructure[ edit ] Interactive map of the Craigieburn line in northern Melbourne. The line is double track throughout, and controlled by automatic block signalling.
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After Glenroy , it continues to rise to the end of the suburban line and beyond. Earthworks are, however, generally moderate. Infrastructure[ edit ] Interactive map of the Craigieburn line in northern Melbourne.
The line is double track throughout, and controlled by automatic block signalling. It has numerous level crossings and many grade-separated road and rail bridges. Terminating facilities are at Kensington , Newmarket by shunting onto the Flemington Racecourse line , Essendon , Broadmeadows and Craigieburn.
Only Essendon, Broadmeadows, and Craigieburn are normally used, the latter two daily and Essendon in special circumstances.
Train stabling is at Broadmeadows and Craigieburn. History[ edit ] H leads the Albury Express out of Melbourne, past the signal box at Essendon, circa Soon after, the company opened a branch from Newmarket to Flemington Racecourse. Both lines closed after only a short time, in July In April , the line was extended to a temporary terminus outside Seymour , awaiting completion of a bridge over the Goulburn River.
In December , through services were provided from Essendon to Brighton Beach on the Sandringham line. Automatic Block Signalling started to appear on the line in , with Kensington to Essendon being converted in June of that year, and North Melbourne to Kensington in October.
In May , Flinders Street to Essendon and the Sandringham line were the first lines to be electrified in Melbourne, apart from a test installation on the Flemington Racecourse line.
In January , an extra pair of tracks, including a flying junction , opened between North Melbourne and Kensington, enabling the separation of passenger and goods traffic in the busy section. Further works were carried out in , when the double track Albion - Jacana freight line was opened,  permitting freight trains to avoid the line via Essendon. Automatic Block Signalling was extended to Broadmeadows in November On 30 September electrification was extended from Broadmeadows to Craigieburn.
Broadstore branch[ edit ] A branch line was provided during the Second World War to Broadstore, commencing at the north-east of Broadmeadows station, opening on 12 October ,  and remaining in place until ;  the tracks were not lifted until after At one time, according to Forsberg, it had a branch that supplied a migrant hostel.
Craigieburn railway line