Botanical Gardens railway station, Melbourne
Botanical Gardens was an early inner suburban railway station in
Melbourne, Australia. It was a small station built to serve both the Melbourne Cricket Groundand Royal Botanic Gardens. The station was located near the narrow humpback footbridge from Yarra Park to Swan Streetcite book
last = Fiddian
first = Marc
title = Commuters, Shoppers and Scholars - A History of the Melbourne - Lilydale Railway
publisher = Pakenham Gazette
isbn = 0-9596316-7-4 ]
It was opened on
February 3, 1859by the Melbourne and Suburban Railway Company, three weeks after the opening of their line to Richmond, which was later extended as the Hawthorn and Windsor lines.
As it was one of the first stations in Melbourne to close, details of it are sparse. It opened only for traffic on Wednesdays afternoons, Saturdays and Sundays. It closed around
1862, although an exact date is not known. Following its closure, the area was serviced by trams for many years, until Jolimont station was opened nearby.
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