Box Hill railway station, Melbourne

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Box Hill
Box Hill Entrance Jul 2016.jpg
Entrance from Centro Box Hill in July 2016
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 4 (1 island, 2 side)
Tracks 3
Connections Bus
Structure type Built over
Parking 500
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Premium Station
Station code BOX
Fare zone Myki Zone 2
Website Public Transport Victoria
Opened 1 December 1882
Rebuilt 1983/1985
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, and opened on 1 December 1882.[1] It is located beneath the Box Hill Central Shopping Centre. In 2011/12, it was the 8th busiest station in Melbourne's metropolitan network, with 2.7 million passenger movements.[2]

In 1882, 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.

Goods services at Box Hill ceased on 29 December 1976.[3]

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, with the complex eventually completed by 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 McDonald's Restaurant since built over the ramp from the station concourse.

It was upgraded to a Premium station in 1996.[4]

During January 2007, the line was closed between Box Hill and Blackburn, to facilitate grade separation works at the Middleborough Road level crossing, near Laburnum. Buses 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, via a raised walkway.[5] With the completion of the project's major works at the end of January 2007, the bus interchange was removed.

East of the station, towards Lilydale and Belgrave, 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.[6][7]

Platform 1:

  • Unused and has no track, with a McDonald's Restaurant built over its entrance.

Platform 2:

Platform 3:

Platform 4:

Transport links[edit]

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

Buses from Box Hill Station:

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:

Nightbus: (On Whitehorse Road)

Tram services[edit]

Yarra Trams operates one route to and from Box Hill:



  1. ^ Mont Albert Vicsig
  2. ^ Station Patronage Research Public Transport Victoria
  3. ^ "Traffic". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. January 1977. p. 12. 
  4. ^ "Upgrading Eltham to a Premium Station". Newsrail. Australian Railway Heistorical Society. October 1997. p. 310. 
  5. ^ Middleborough Road project Vicsig
  6. ^ Lilydale Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  7. ^ Belgrave Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  8. ^ a b Route 903 Altona - Mordialloc timetable Public Transport Victoria
  9. ^ Route 109 Box Hill - Port Melbourne timetable Public Transport Victoria

External links[edit]

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