East Richmond railway station, Melbourne

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East Richmond is a railway station in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is located on the Lilydale, Belgrave, Glen Waverley, and Alamein railway lines, on Church Street in the suburb of Cremorne. It is 3.1 km from Flinders Street Station, the centre of the city's suburban railway network, and in Metcard ticketing Zone 1.

East Richmond station has two platforms, although four tracks run through it. Platform 1, for city bound services has a 1960s station building. Platform 2, for outbound services, has a Victorian era building stripped of most of its decoration. The station is not staffed and the ticket office and other facilities are locked. Due to its location at the city end of Melbourne's busiest group of railway lines a large number of services pass through East Richmond although only a limited number stop, largely because of its proximity to Richmond station, a few hundred metres down Swan Street. Services to and from Belgrave and Lilydale do not normally stop at East Richmond. Glen Waverley trains stop there in off-peak, but trains to and from Glen Waverley in peak hours do not stop there. Most services to and from Alamein, Blackburn and Ringwood stop at the station. On weekends, the Glen Waverley services are the only trains to stop there, necessitating a change at Burnley for those wishing to use the Belgrave and Lilydale lines and an additional change at Camberwell for Alamein line passengers.

Platform 1:
  • Metro services towards Flinders Street
Platform 2:
  • Metro services towards Glen Waverley. Some peak hour services terminate at Alamein, Ashburton, Blackburn and Ringwood

Tram Services
  • 70 - Docklands (Bourke Street) via Swan Street, Melbourne Park, Flinders Street and Harbour Esplanade
  • 70 - Wattle Park (Elgar Road) via Swan Street and Riversdale Road
  • 78 - North Richmond (Victoria Street) via Church Street
  • 78 - Balaclava (Brighton Road) via Church Street and Chapel Street
  • 79 - North Richmond (Victoria Street) via Church Street
  • 79 - Luna Park via Church Street, Chapel Street and Carlisle Street

The line though East Richmond station was opened by the Melbourne and Suburban Railway Company to Hawthorn on 24 September 1860. A level crossing was once located at the Melbourne end of the station, eliminated on 12 March 1965 along with the associated signal box. Quadruplication though the station was carried out in the 1960s, with the track being lowered 1.2 metres though the station, and a new citybound platform. The first extra track was commissioned on 1 August 1966 and the second track on 9 January 1967, along with the new platform.


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