Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Lost Railway Stations - Bell Park

Although this is titled "Lost Railway Stations", Bell Park isn't so much lost as more hidden.

With the North Melbourne - Coburg railway line opening on September 9, 1884, Bell Park was the next station along the track and made its grand entrance into the world shortly afterwards, on October 8th that same year.

With a potted history of popularity, Bell Park was given the once over by The Powers That Be and closed without even a whimper on 13th July 1903.

However, by 1914, increased commuters residing in the area and demand for the station to grace the line once more saw it given a lick of paint and thrust back into the limelight with a new identity on October 1st, 1914, as Batman Station.

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