Written By: Thomas McIntosh
Photos By: Thomas McIntosh and Alex Thorn
Page Last Updated: 7/11/20
Opened: 30 May 1890
Platforms: 2, 2 Side
Platform 1: Trains to Flinders Street, all stops.
Platform 2: Trains to Alamein, all stops.
Route 70 Docklands - Wattle Park (Tram)
Route 612 Box Hill Station - Chadstone Shopping Centre (Bus)
Station Code: RIV
Distance: 11.73 kilometres from Southern Cross
Looking towards to Alamein. (25/5/20)
Photo By: Thomas McIntosh
Riversdale station is the last station on the Alamein line before Camberwell. It is made up of 2 platforms and a manually operated tram/train level crossing. One of only three in Melbourne. When it was part of the Outer Circle line, the station was meant to be named 'Prospect Hill' but was changed to Riversdale when it opened in 1890. Some trains to and from Flinders Street originate at Riversdale in peak hour so they can stable in the yards at Camberwell.