Box Hill railway station, Melbourne

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Box Hill
Entrance from Centro Box Hill taken in July 2004
Location Station Street, Box Hill
Coordinates 37°49′09″S 145°07′17″E / 37.8192°S 145.1214°E / -37.8192; 145.1214Coordinates: 37°49′09″S 145°07′17″E / 37.8192°S 145.1214°E / -37.8192; 145.1214
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by Metro
Line(s) Lilydale
Distance 16.16 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 3 (1 island, 1 side)
Tracks 3
Connections Bus
Structure type Underground
Parking 500
Bicycle facilities 28
Other information
Status Premium station
Station code BOX
Fare zone Myki zone 2
Website Public Transport Victoria
Opened 1 December 1882
Rebuilt 1985
Electrified Yes
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Lilydale line
toward Lilydale
Belgrave line
toward Belgrave

Box Hill railway station is located on the Lilydale and Belgrave lines in Victoria, Australia. It serves the eastern Melbourne suburb of Box Hill opening on 1 December 1882.[1] It is located beneath the Box Hill Central Shopping Centre. In is the only Melbourne metropolitan station to be located underground besides those forming the City Loop. In 2011/12 it was the 8th busiest station in Melbourne's metropolitan network, with 2.7 million passenger movements.[2]

At the time, Box Hill was a separate town, with several hundred residents. In 1895, a large market was opened next to the station. On 19 December 1922, the section from Flinders Street to Box Hill was electrified, and this was continued to Ringwood the following month.

In early 1983 the current station was built to eliminate the level crossing at Station Street. Box Hill Central Shopping Centre and the bus terminal above it were built over the top of the station. This was completed in 1985. Platform 1 was used between 24 April 1983 and 9 June 1984 while the current station was being built, and has been retained for possible future use. The platform has no track or lighting, with a McDonalds Restaurant since opened over the ramp from the station concourse.

During January 2007 the line was closed between Box Hill and Blackburn to facilitate grade separation works at the nearby Middleborough Road level crossing. Buses were operated between the two stations for the duration, and to cater for this a temporary bus interchange was constructed at Box Hill. The interchange was built directly on top of the tracks, which had been paved between the rails, to the east of the station, and was connected to platforms 2 and 3 by a raised walkway.[3] With the completion of the project's major works at the end of January 2007, the bus interchange was removed.

It was upgraded to a Premium station in 1996.[4] North of the station the three tracks merge into two.

Platforms & services[edit]

Box Hill has one island platform with two faces and one side platform. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Lilydale and Belgrave line services.[5][6]

Platforms 2:

Platforms 3:

Platforms 4:

Transport links[edit]

A sheltered fourteen bay bus terminus is located two levels above the station or on the rooftop of Box Hill Central Shopping Centre. The terminus serves 20 bus routes.

Buses from Box Hill Station

Eastbound view from platform 4 in January 2013
Ventura buses at the bus terminus in January 2013

Bay 1:

Bay 2:

Bay 3:

  • 271: Ringwood station via Park Orchards

Bay 4:

  • 279: Westfield Doncaster or Templestowe Shops via Middleborough Road
  • 284: Doncaster Park & Ride via Union Road

Bay 5:

Bay 6:

Bay 7:

Bay 8:

Bay 9:

Bay 10:

Bay 11:

Bay 13:

Bay 14:

Tram services[edit]

Yarra Trams operates one route from Box Hill:


  1. ^ Mont Albert Vicsig
  2. ^ Station Patronage Research Public Transport Victoria
  3. ^ Middleborough Road project Vicsig
  4. ^ "Upgrading Eltham to a Premium Station". Newsrail (Australian Railway Heistorical Society): page 310. October 1997. 
  5. ^ Lilydale Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  6. ^ Belgrave Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  7. ^ a b Route 903 Altona - Mordialloc timetable Public Transport Victoria
  8. ^ Route 109 Box Hill - Port Melbourne timetable Public Transport Victoria

External links[edit]

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