Caulfield railway station, Melbourne

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Caulfield is a railway station in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in the suburb of Caulfield East, at the junction of the Frankston, Pakenham and Cranbourne railway lines. Classed as a Premium Station, it is in Metcard Zone 1. It is the 9th busiest railway station in Melbourne based upon passenger boardings, with an average of 10,600 boardings per day in 2009.

Facilities

Caulfield is located between Sir John Monash Drive and Normanby Road, with station access from both.

The station consists of four platforms, with two in an island format. Platforms 2 and 3 (island platform in the centre) house the main station building, constructed of red brick building and containing an enclosed waiting area, ticket facilities and toilets. Smaller red brick buildings are located on platforms 1 and 4. The station itself is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.

Large Metcard ticket vending machines are located at the entrance to the island platform and platform 1, with small coin-only Metcard ticket vending machines located at the entrance to platform 4 and in the station's underpass. The underpass is situated at the Up end of the station, which link's all platforms, and contains a small take away food shop.

The station is located adjacent to the Caulfield campus (Platform 4) of Monash University, as well as Caulfield Racecourse (Platform 1).

Platforms and services

Platform 1:

  • Frankston line - all stations and limited stops services to Flinders Street
  • Dandenong line - all stations and limited stops services to Flinders Street
  • Gippsland line - intercity services to Southern Cross

Platform 2:

  • Frankston line - all stations and limited stops services to Moorabbin, Mordialloc, Carrum and Frankston
  • Dandenong line - all stations and limited stops services to Oakleigh, Dandenong, Cranbourne and Pakenham

Platform 3:

  • Frankston line - all stations and limited stops services to Flinders Street
  • Dandenong line - all stations and limited stops services to Flinders Street
  • Dandenong line - all stations and limited stops services to Oakleigh, Dandenong, Cranbourne and Pakenham

Platform 4:

  • Dandenong line - all stations and limited stops services to Oakleigh, Dandenong, Cranbourne and Pakenham
  • Gippsland line - intercity services to Traralgon, Sale and Bairnsdale
Tram services
  • 3 - Melbourne University via High Street, Balaclava Road, Carlisle Street, St Kilda Road and Swanston Street
  • 3 - East Malvern via High Street
  • 3a - Melbourne University via High Street, Balaclava Road, Carlisle Street, The Esplanade, Fitzroy Street, St Kilda Road and Swanston Street
  • 3a - East Malvern via High Street
History

Caulfield station opened on 7 May 1879. It was upgraded to a Premium Station on 13 June 1996, although the enclosed waiting area and ticket facilities were built in 1993 as part of the 'Travel Safe' program in the early 1990s.

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