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Boronia railway station


Opened on the 19th of June 1920 the station is located on the Belgrave line.

The station was rebuilt in 1985 and included new station buildings and passenger facilities, as well as an update to the bus terminal facilities.

Tragic history (1952 )


At 8.45 PM on Sunday the 2nd June a bus carrying a church group of 32 teenage bible students back home after a day trip was slammed into by a Melbourne bound train just meters from the station. Stories vary, initially, it was declared 13 dead and nearly 20 injured (the Age and Argus June 2, some reports had seven dead and 22 injured (Adelaide Advertiser) but in later reports, it settled at nine dead and 22 injured (The Age & Argus June 3) One of the few to survive without any injury (mental scaring withstanding) was the 40 year old driver.



                                                                                       Mid 1950s


   1984, The last year of the outdoor platform

                            Rebuilt in 1985

                Southbound view in April 2006

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