Fairfield railway station, Melbourne

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Fairfield is a railway station in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in the suburb of Fairfield, on the Hurstbridge railway line. Fairfield is classed as a Host Station and is in Metcard Zone 1.

Facilities
Fairfield is located at the western end of the Station Street level crossing, with station access from Railway Place, Wingrove and Station Streets. The station consists of two side platforms; Platform 1 has a large weatherboard building, while platform 2 has a smaller weatherboard building. A large Metcard ticket vending machine is located at the entrance to platform 1, which is able to dispense most ticketing options available and also accept notes and coins. A small coin-only Metcard ticket vending machine is located at the entrance to platform 2. A footbridge is situated at the Flinders Street end of the station, whilst a disused signal box is situated near platform 1 at the Hurstbridge end of the station. Fairfield Industrial Dog Object, a 6-metre-tall wooden dog is located at the western side of the station.

Platforms, services and connecting bus services
Platform 1:
  • Hurstbridge line - all stations and limited stops services to Flinders Street
Platform 2:
  • Hurstbridge line - all stations and limited stops services to Heidelberg, Macleod, Greensborough, Eltham and Hurstbridge
  • 567 Northcote ”“ Regent via Fairfield RS, Northland SC (every day). Operated by Dyson's Bus Services.
  • 609 Hawthorn ”“ Fairfield via Fairfield RS, Kew (Monday to Friday). Operated by Dyson's Bus Services.


History
Fairfield opened on May 8, 1888 as Fairfield Park, and was renamed Fairfield in 1943. Fairfield was the former junction station for the Outer Circle railway line from 1891 to 1893, and the APM Siding from 1919 to the 1990s. Boom barriers replaced interlocked gates at Station Street in 1969.

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