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Ashburton Station, 3.25 miles from Oakleigh and 7 miles from Fairfield was opened on 30 May 1890 to the north of High Street under the name of Norwood, taken from Norwood Road {now Toorak Road}.

The station was renamed Ashburton in December 1890. It had a loop on the west side of the line and a dead end siding at the Camberwell end of the station. The two platforms with the siding arrangements indicate that heavy passenger traffic was expected on this section of the Outer Circle.

Ashburton became the southern terminus of the Outer Circle line in 1895 when the Ashburton to Oakleigh line was closed. The Camberwell to Ashburton section was closed on 1 May 1897 but reopened on 4 July 1898. This section was electrified on 30 October 1924. Goods trains ceased in 1954.

Alamein Station- The first section of the Outer Circle Railway line to be completed was the section from Waverley Road to Riversdale Station which opened in May 1890 and went through to the Ashburton area.

The Ashburton to Waverley Road section of this line was closed in December 1895 and the Railway Dismantling Act of 1938 authorized the removal of lines between Oakleigh to a point south of Ashburton Station. These lines were all dismantled by June 1940, presumably around the same time that the Black Bridge was sold for scrap. An Electric train from Camberwell had terminated at Ashburton from 1924 and the line was later extended and electrified half a mile to the new Alamein Station which opened on 28 June 1948 to serve the nearby Housing Commission Estate. The terminus and station was named after the North African battlefield of the Second World War in keeping with names given to streets in the housing estate.

Today the only function remnant of the ill-fated Outer Circle Railway is to be found on the few stations along the Alamein line. Ashburton is 11km south east of Melbourne’s central business district.

Ashburton features a retail area around High Street, has the two railway stations of Ashburton and Alamein. The suburb contains student housing due to its proximity to the Holmesglen Institute of TAFE, Monash University {Caulfield and Clayton campus}, Deakin University {Burwood campus} and Swinburne University {Hawthorn campus}.

Newman plumbing are the experienced plumbers in Ashburton providing plumbing services to homes and businesses including:

  • Blocked drains
  • Hot water units
  • Roof leaks
  • Burst pipes
  • Taps & Toilets
  • Water jet drain cleaning
  • Gas leaks

With knowledge in solving plumbing issues that are common to Ashburton properties we are able to expertly help you with your plumbing needs. For a reliable and prompt Ashburton plumber contact Newman Plumbing on 0418 328 767.

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