Oakleigh railway station, MelbourneEdit profile
Oakleigh is a railway station in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in the suburb of Oakleigh, on the Pakenham and Cranbourne railway lines. Oakleigh is classed as a Premium Station, and is in Metcard Zones 1+2.Facilities
Oakleigh is located between Haughton Road and Jones Street, with station access from both via the station's underpass.
The station consists of an island layout and a side platform; Platform 1 and 2 (island platform) has a large red brick building housing an enclosed waiting area, ticket facilities and toilets, while platform 3 has a smaller red brick building, and is not used normally unless there is a disruption on platform 1. A large Metcard ticket vending machine is located next to the ticket office on platform 1 & 2, 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 3.Platforms, services and connecting bus services
- Suburban Metro Trains services to Flinders Street
- Suburban Metro Trains services to Cranbourne
- Suburban Metro Trains services to Pakenham
- Only used during disruption, and on weekday mornings and weekday afternoons, when the Flinders Street train is using Platform 2. Also used for V/Line and freight trains.
Oakleigh station opened on 8 October 1877. The station was once the eastern end of both the Outer Circle line and the Rosstown Railway. In 1975 the signal box was provided with a route setting power interlocking system. It was upgraded to a Premium Station on 12 December 1995.
Since 1989 the station has featured over 40 plywood cut-outs on its walls and surrounding the station. These illustrate the life-stories of Oakleigh residents who were aged between 15 and 70 when the murals were unveiled in September 1989. They underwent restoration in 2002.