- 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”.
- 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.
Trail near Broadmeadows
City views along the corridor
Eastern end of trail at Merylston Creek
A bridge once crossed the Merylston Creek to the Army Barracks
We acknowledge the Woiworung people, the traditional custodians of the land and waterways on which the rail trail is built.
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.