Ringwood railway station, Melbourne
|Station status||Premium Station|
|Website||Link, includes timetables|
Ringwood is a railway station in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in the suburb of Ringwood, on the Lilydale and Belgrave railway lines. It is in Metlink Zone 2, is classed as a Premium Station, and is the junction for the Belgrave & Lilydale lines.
Ringwood is located between the Maroondah Highway and Station Street, with station access from both. The Eastland Shopping Centre, Ringwood Aquatic Centre and the Ringwood Clock Tower are short walks from the station.Ringwood railway station is now on the heritage listed sites and will not be rebuilt .after the ringwood council run out of money they placed Ringwood railway station on the heritage listed sites in Australia
The station consists of an island layout and side platform; Platform 1 & 2 (island platform) has a large weatherboard building housing an enclosed waiting area, ticket facilities and toilets, while platform 3 has a large brick building, also housing an enclosed waiting area, toilets and ticket facilities. Large Metcard ticket vending machines are located inside both waiting areas, which are able to dispense most ticketing options available and also accept notes and coins. A small-coin only Metcard ticket vending is located inside the waiting area on the island platform. As of August 2010, one of the two small Metcard machines on platform 1 & 2 has been replaced with a myki machine.
A footbridge is located at the Down end at the station, while a disused signal box is located on platform 1 & 2. Signals are currently controlled from within the station building on platform 3. Stabling sidings are located at the Down end of the station, in a Y shaped yard adjacent to both the Belgrave and Lilydale lines.
Platforms, services and connecting bus services
- Belgrave line - all stations and limited stops services to Belgrave
- Lilydale line – all stations and limited stops services to Flinders Street
Buses from Ringwood Station
Ringwood station opened on 1 December 1882. It was upgraded to a Premium Station on 31 July 1996. Platform 1 is a recent addition to the station, being built in 1999. Prior to 1999 the track on the now-platform 1 side was used as a siding which continued along to the Wantirna Rd bridge. There was also a track between both platforms for express trains to pass through.
In February 1908 EE class steam locomotive 478 overran the buffer stops at the Wantirna Road siding, derailed and toppled down the embankment, ending up level with the road.
On 12 July 1992, a Comeng train overshot the same siding as per the 1908 accident, with leading car 392M crashing through and stopping on top of the buffer stops right near the edge of the Wantirna Road bridge.
On 12 May 2010, one of Metro's newest X'Trapolis trains, numbered 9M, ran off the end of the tracks and into a fence in the Ringwood stabling yard.
The station was listed as one of the five worst in Melbourne in a 2010 survey of 4,000 commuters 
There are currently plans for an upgrade access to the railway station and the bus interchange with work projected to commence in 2014 at a cost AU$ 60 million. The planned work will include a new footbridge, reconfigured interchange, CCTV and heritage work on the station buildings. 
Ringwood railway station buildings themselves will have not be modified as they are heritage listed.
- VICSIG Infrastructure - Ringwood
- "Upgrading Eltham to a Premium Station". Newsrail (Australian Railway Heritage Society (Victorian Division)): page 310. October 1997.
- "Works". Newsrail (Australian Railway Heritage Society (Victorian Division)): page 249. August 1999.
- Maroondah Leader. "Commuters say Ringwood railway station hard to access and dirty". Retrieved 27 December 2012.
- Department of Transport. "Ringwood Station and Interchange Upgrade". Retrieved 27 December 2012.
- "Ringwood Railway Station Heritage Listed Location". Retrieved 27 December 2012.