Brighton Beach railway station
Southbound view from Platform 3 in April 2014
|Location||South Road, Brighton|
|Operated by||Metro Trains|
|Distance||15.97 kilometres from Southern Cross|
|Platforms||3 (1 island, 1 side)|
|Fare zone||Myki zone 1/2|
|Website||Public Transport Victoria|
|Opened||21 December 1861|
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. The famous Brighton Bathing Boxes are located a short walk from the station.
Platforms & services
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. 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.
- 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. 
Transdev Melbourne operates three bus routes via Brighton Beach station:
- 216: to Caroline Springs
- 600: St Kilda - Westfield Southland
- 923: St Kilda - Westfield Southland
- Brighton Beach Vicsig
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- Melway map at street-directory.com.au