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Meadowlink Rail Trail

Victoria - Melbourne region

Location: 20km north of Melbourne
Length: 1.3 km
Surface: Sealed
Start / End: Railway Crescent, Broadmeadows to Merlynston Creek
Public Transport: None
Suitable for:
  • Cycling – Touring and Hybrid BikesCycling – Touring and Hybrid Bikes
  • WalkingWalking

Map Legend:

  • Rail Trail
  • On Road
  • Potential Rail Trail
  • Other Trail
  • former Railway

The Hume Council have transformed this former railway line into a four hectare open community space and called it “Meadowlink Linear Park”.

Nearby Attractions

  • The council has installed a 1.3 kilometre long concrete shared pathway 3.3 meters wide, 400 new shade trees, 500 plants, seating and lighting to help with public safety.
  • The Victorian Government contributed over $2 million for design and construction.

Last updated: 2 October 2021

This rail trail runs between Railway Crescent Broadmeadows (near its intersection with King William Street) and the Merlynston Creek.

From this point a shared pathway leads to the historic Will Will Rook Pioneer Cemetery on Camp Road and beyond through the Jack Roper Reserve to the popular shared pathway beside the Western Ring Road.

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Background Information

Traditional Owners

We acknowledge the Woiworung people, the traditional custodians of the land and waterways on which the rail trail is built.

Railway history

This is the former World War 2 branch line called the “Broadstore Line” that ran for 1.6 kilometres from the main north/ south line at Broadmeadows (a northern suburb of Melbourne) in 1942, in an easterly direction providing services to the Maygar Army Barracks in Cambellfield. These barracks played and important part in housing troops and Army support during WW1 and WW2. The line was un-electrified and closed in 1982 with the lines being lifted in 1991.

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