Pakenham railway station, MelbourneEdit profile
Pakenham is a railway station in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in the suburb of Pakenham, on the Pakenham railway line. Pakenham is classed as a Premium Station, is in Metcard Zone 2 and is the terminus for Pakenham line.
At 56.9 km, Pakenham is the farthest station from Flinders Street that is served by electric trains operated by Metro Trains Melbourne. Pakenham is also the only station in the electrified Metro network where passengers can board Melbourne bound V/Line services, or alight Traralgon bound V/Line services, carrying only a Metcard.
Pakenham is located at the eastern end of the Main Street level crossing, with station access from Railway Avenue.
The station consists of an island platform, with a large pebblemix building at the Flinders Street end of the station. The building houses an enclosed waiting area, ticket facilities and toilets. A large Metcard ticket vending machine is located inside the waiting area, which is able to dispense most ticketing options available and also accept notes and coins, as well as a myki ticket vending machine. Stabling facilities are located south of the station.
Pakenham Station first opened on 8 October 1877, as one of the original stops on the Melbourne-to-Sale railway line, although the whole line was not completed until 1879. In 1970 the station buildings were replaced with a new pebblestone structure and in 1975 suburban services were extended to the station. Boom barriers were provided at the Main Street level crossing in 1986. It was upgraded to a Premium Station on 15 March 1996. In 2004, the local council issued a proposal for the redevelopment of the current station.
Platforms 1 and 2:
- Metro Trains services towards Dandenong and Flinders Street.
- V/Line Gippsland line services towards Southern Cross.
- V/Line Gippsland line services towards Warragul and Traralgon. Some services extend to Sale and Bairnsdale