After 1948 the Fitzroy line was used almost exclusively for freight trains. The overhead wiring for electric trains was dismantled in 1961. Only the feeders needed for Epping (now South Morang) line trains, and for shunting at the Royal Park end, were retained. Significant changes occurred in 1965, when the line was singled and both legs of the triangle at the eastern end of the line were closed. This left just a single line from Royal Park to Fitzroy remaining for goods services. The line was officially closed on 31 July 1981.
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