Dandenong railway station, MelbourneEdit profile
Dandenong is a railway station located in Dandenong, Victoria, Australia. Located 30 km from Flinders Street Station in central Melbourne, the station serves as the junction of the Pakenham and Cranbourne railway lines, and is the terminus station for several peak services. It also serves V/Line trains along the Traralgon and Bairnsdale lines.
Dandenong station is located on Foster Street, adjacent to the Dandenong central business district as well as a housing development known as Metro 3175. The station is part of Metcard Zone Zone 2, and as a Premium Station it is staffed from first train to the last each day.
The current design has a bright yellow overpass attached to three platforms, with lifts to each platform and a ramp from the street, making it wheelchair accessible. A number of train stabling sidings are near the station, as is a little used goods yard to the south of the station.
Stabling facilities are provided on the City side of the station on either side of the track, but trains can also be stabled on tracks parallel to the platforms.
Dandenong station was first opened in 1877 as one of the original stations on the Melbourne to Sale railway line. The South Gippsland Railway Line opened in 1892 from Dandenong. The station buildings was reconstructed in 1975, and again in 1994-1995, as part of the $27 million Federal Government funded Cranbourne electrification project. The new station opened in March 1995.
A third rail line is to be built connecting the station with Caulfield railway station as part of the $1 billion Dandenong railway line triplication project.
Platforms 1, 2 and 3:
- Metro Trains services towards Flinders Street.
- Metro Trains services towards Cranbourne and Pakenham.
- V/Line Gippsland line services towards Southern Cross Station (not picking up passengers).
- V/Line Gippsland line services towards Warragul and Traralgon. Some services extend to Sale and Bairnsdale (not setting down passengers).