Belgrave railway station, MelbourneEdit profile
Belgrave is a railway station in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in the suburb of Belgrave, on the Belgrave railway line. Belgrave is classed a Premium Station and is in Metcard Zone 2. It is the terminus for the Belgrave line.
Belgrave is located at the southern end of the Belgrave-Gembrook Road overpass, and between Main Street and the station's car park. The station is accessible from Main Street and the car park.
The station consists of two dead end platforms, in an island format, with a large fibro building in the centre. The building houses an enclosed waiting area, ticket facilities and toilets. A large Metcard ticket vending machine is located inside the waiting room, which is able to dispense most ticketing options available and also accept notes and coins. A small coin-only Metcard ticket vending is also located inside the waiting area, and at the entrance gate to Puffing Billy. A footbridge and stabling facilities are located at the Flinders Street end of the station.
Platforms, services and connecting bus services
Platforms 1 & 2:
- Belgrave line—all stations and limited stops services to Ringwood and Flinders Street
Belgrave station opened on 18 December 1900 as Monbulk, and was renamed Belgrave in 1904. The station was formerly one of the stations on the Upper Ferntree Gully – Gembrook narrow gauge line, one of the narrow gauge lines of the Victorian Railways, until 1962 when the line as far as Belgrave was converted to Broad Gauge. The current station is located further down the line than the previous narrow gauge station (which was approximately where the current station car park is located).
This station is the end of the first (and only) stage of the original plan to convert and electrify the former narrow gauge line from Upper Ferntree Gully as far as Emerald. If one walks through the Down exit of the station towards the current Puffing Billy terminus, they could follow the shape and direction of the broad gauge lines into one line where the original narrow gauge line (now between Nos. 2 & 3 road of the Puffing Billy Railway sidings) continues to Gembrook. The overhead catenary lines continue beyond the broad gauge station for several metres.
Belgrave was upgraded to a Premium Station on 2 July 1996.