Upfield Line

Looking towards the city from platform 2 at Coburg railway station, 16 June 2012. Photo: Marcus Wong, Wikimedia Commons.

Year Opened:

North Melbourne–Coburg 1884; Coburg–Upfield 1889

 

Stations:

Macaulay, Flemington Bridge, Royal Park, Jewell, Brunswick, Anstey, Moreland, Coburg, Batman, Merlynston, Fawkner, Gowrie, Upfield

 

Typical Journey Time:

35 minutes (Flinders Street–Upfield)

 

Typical Peak Frequency:

20 minutes

 

Typical Off-peak Frequency:

20 minutes

 

Typical Weekend Frequency:

20 minutes

The Upfield line extends to the northern suburbs of Melbourne. It is double track from North Melbourne as far as Gowrie, and single track over the last section between Gowrie and the terminus. Services on the Upfield line stop at all stations. Weekday trains run clockwise around the City Loop until the middle of the day and then anticlockwise after this time, also running clockwise on weekends. The line previously extended to Somerton on the Craigieburn line, and reinstatement of this link is listed as a long-term project.