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1859 The Melbourne Railway Company was formed to run trains to construct and run a railway from Melbourne to Windsor, where it connected with the St. Kilda and Brighton Railway Co.
Previously, the Brighton line had branched off the end of the St Kilda Railway, requiring a reverse loop. The Melbourne Company line provided a more direct route into the city via Richmond and Princes Bridge.
1878 Subsequently all these railway businesses were acquired by the government-owned Victorian Railways