Hughesdale railway station, MelbourneEdit profile
Hughesdale is a railway station in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in the suburb of Hughesdale, on the Pakenham railway line and Cranbourne railway line. Hughesdale station is unmanned and is in Metcard Zones 1+2.
Hughesdale is located at the eastern end of the Poath Road level crossing, which provides station access.
The station consists of two platforms, in an island format, with a large brick building at the Flinders Street end of the station. Large Metcard and Myki machines are located at the entrance to the platforms. A public telephone is located on Platform 2, and sheltered seating is available.
5 bike racks and 6 lockers are located behind the main building and 50 carparks on the opposite side of Poath Road.
Hughesdale station is currently unstaffed, however in May 2010, Metro Trains Melbourne announced that by September 2010 the station will be staffed "for a four-hour period each weekday at a time when staffing is most needed."
Platforms, services and connecting bus service
- Suburban Metro Trains services to Flinders Street
- Suburban Metro Trains services to Cranbourne
- Suburban Metro Trains services to Pakenham
Hughesdale station opened on 28 February 1925. The station and suburb were named in honour of James Vincent Hughes, mayor of Oakleigh from 1924 to 1925 who, with the Poath Road Railway Station League, lobbied heavily for a new station for the area. In 1924 the League suggested the station be called "Hugheston", but in February 1925, shortly before the station opened, Victorian Railways decided its name would be "Hughesdale". Hughesdale was once the junction for the Outer Circle and Rosstown railway lines.