Brighton Beach railway station

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Brighton Beach
Brighton Beach Station.jpg
Southbound view from Platform 3 in April 2014
LocationSouth Road, Brighton
Coordinates37°55′35″S 144°59′21″E / 37.92639°S 144.98917°E / -37.92639; 144.98917Coordinates: 37°55′35″S 144°59′21″E / 37.92639°S 144.98917°E / -37.92639; 144.98917
Owned byVicTrack
Operated byMetro Trains
Line(s)Sandringham
Distance15.97 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms3 (1 island, 1 side)
Tracks5
ConnectionsBus
Construction
Structure typeGround
Parking187
Other information
StatusPremium station
Station codeBBH
Fare zoneMyki zone 1/2
WebsitePublic Transport Victoria
History
Opened21 December 1861
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Sandringham line
towards Sandringham

Brighton Beach railway station is located on the Sandringham line in Victoria, Australia, and serves the south-eastern Melbourne suburb of Brighton. It opened on 21 September 1861 as Beach, being renamed Brighton Beach on 1 January 1867.[1] The famous Brighton Bathing Boxes are located a short walk from the station.

It was upgraded to a premium station on 20 November 1995.[2]

Platforms & services[edit]

Brighton Beach consists of an island platform and a side platform. It is the only station on the Sandringham line to have three platforms. It is served by trains travelling between Flinders Street and Sandringham.[3] There is a large brick building on platforms 1 & 2 (island platform), housing an enclosed waiting area, ticket facilities and toilets. There are also ticket facilities at the city-bound end of the island platform, for customers accessing Brighton Beach via the footbridge. Platform 3 has a smaller brick building with a small waiting area, ticket facilities and a payphone. Being a premium station, the station is staffed from first to last train each day.

In 2011, a fence was erected on platform 2 to direct passengers to the front half of the train and to discourage passengers from boarding the rear half of the train. This is due to the large gap between the train and the platform as a result of the station built on a sharp curve. Additionally, station staff are required to man platform 2 for all train services, to ensure passengers have boarded safely onto the train as there have been previous cases of passengers falling in the wide gap between the train and the platform.

A rail yard is located adjacent to platform 1. This yard was originally used for stabling, but was converted to a siding for the VICERS project. In 2010 the stabling facilities were reinstated. Two trains are now stored overnight, operating two early morning city-bound services originating from Middle Brighton station.

Platform 1:

  • Sandringham line: no services depart from this platform, due to decommissioned signal to platform 1. This platform is planned to reopen at a later date. [4]

Platform 2:

Platform 3:

Transport links[edit]

Transdev Melbourne operates three bus routes via Brighton Beach station:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brighton Beach Vicsig
  2. ^ "Upgrading Eltham to a Premium Station". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. October 1997. p. 310.
  3. ^ "Sandringham Line". Public Transport Victoria.
  4. ^ Network Development Plan – Metropolitan Rail: December 2012 ptv.vic.gov.au
  5. ^ "216 Sunshine Station - Brighton Beach". Public Transport Victoria.
  6. ^ "600 Mildura City - Mildura Central SC". Public Transport Victoria.
  7. ^ "923 Southland SC - St Kilda Station". Public Transport Victoria.

Further reading[edit]

"The Brighton Line in 1887" Gavan-Duffy, C.D. Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin November 1960 pp174–179

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