Saturday, April 12, 2008

Lost Railway Stations - Botanical Gardens

Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away there existed a train station that was closer to the MCG than the current Richmond Station ; Botanical Gardens Railway Station.

On the 3rd February, 1859 the quaint little station opened to service rail passenger traffic intent on exploring the joys of the Royal Botanic Gardens and the woes of watching a favoured cricket team lose at the MCG, on Wednesday arvos, Saturdays and Sundays (with a half day off for good behaviour).

Located on the Richmond line near the current-day footbridge from Yarra Park to Swan St, Botanical Gardens was obviously still searching for its success when it was closed and demolished a mere 3 years later.

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