This short branchline from Spring Vale was opened to passengers on Jan. 18 1904 to service the newly built "Necropolis." Traffic consisted

of hearse wagons that conveyed corpses for burial. The line was electrified on Oct. 31 1922. The 1939 suburban timetable shows one return

trip being made on Sundays, presumably for people visiting graves. Train service was discontinued as from Jan. 2 1951, 3 months later the

overhead was removed and by June 1952 the line was dismantled. The Sandown Park racecourse and raceway now occupies part of the right

of way. A short section still survives as a siding that branches off at the down end of the down line at Springvale.