Cheltenham railway station, Melbourne
|Station status||Premium Station|
|Website||Link, includes timetables|
Cheltenham is a railway station in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in the suburb of Cheltenham on the Frankston railway line. Cheltenham is classed as a Premium Station and is in Metcard Zone 2.
Cheltenham is located at the northern end of the Charman Road level crossing, which also provides station access.
The station consists of an island layout and side platform; Platforms 1 & 2 (Island platform, platform 1 is a turnback platform) has a large weatherboard building housing an enclosed waiting area, ticket facilities and toilets, while platform 3 has a large weatherboard building. A large Metcard ticket vending machine is located inside the waiting room, 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, as well as inside the waiting area.
Westfield Southland shopping centre is a short walk from the station.
Platforms, services and connecting bus services
- Frankston line - all stations and limited express services to Flinders Street
- Frankston line - all stations and limited express services to Frankston
Buses from Cheltenham Station
- 600 St Kilda via Sandringham Station & Brighton Beach Station
- 600 Westfield Southland
- 811 Dandenong Station via Springvale Station, Dingley Village, Mentone Station
- 811 Brighton via Westfield Southland, Moorabbin Station
- 812 Dandenong Station via Yarraman Station, Parkmore Shopping Centre, Dingley Village, Mentone Station
- 812 Brighton via Westfield Southland, Moorabbin Station
- 822 Sandringham Station
- 822 Chadstone Shopping Centre via Westfield Southland
- 828 Hampton Station via Highett Station, Westfield Southland
- 828 Berwick Station via Dingley Village, Parkmore Shopping Centre, Dandenong Station, Westfield Fountain Gate & Narre Warren Station
- 922 St Kilda via Sandringham Station & Hampton Station
- 922 Westfield Southland
- 923 St Kilda via Sandringham Station & Brighton Beach Station
- 923 Westfield Southland
Cheltenham station opened on 19 December 1881. There was once a siding on the eastern side of the station at the Melbourne end. The signal box is inside the station building, and was installed in 1972, and enables trains to terminate in platform 1. It was upgraded to a Premium Station on 8 March 1996.
On 10 May 2008 Australian actress and singer Jessica Jacobs tripped and fell onto the tracks on Platform 2, and was subsequently killed by an express City-bound train and died instantly from her injuries. As a result of the accident, buses replaced all trains on the Frankston Line for the rest of the day and peak period, an indefinite major delayed service interruption.
Cheltenham railway station plays a key part in the Cheltenham Major Activity Centre. The station will be the subject of large future developments, including a new station forecourt, with a terraced plaza (to address the heritage listed buildings at the station) and a new taxi rank, similar to that at Mentone railway station.
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