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.
Platforms & services
Brighton Beach consists of an island platform and a side platform. 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.
Due to the station's sharp curve, in 2011 a fence was erected on platform 2 directing passengers to the front half of the train, and discouraging passengers from boarding the rear section, due to the large gap that exists between the platform and the train. Because there have been numerous cases of passengers falling in the wide gap between the train and platform 2, station staff are required to be in attendance on platform 2, to ensure passengers have boarded safely onto the train.
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, and they operate two early morning city-bound services originating from Middle Brighton station.
- 216: to Caroline Springs
- 600: St Kilda - Westfield Southland
- 923: St Kilda - Westfield Southland
- Brighton Beach Vicsig
- "Upgrading Eltham to a Premium Station". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. October 1997. p. 310.
- Sandringham Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
- Route 216 Caroline Springs - Brighton Beach Public Transport Victoria
- Route 600 Southland Shopping Centre - St Kilda Station timetable Public Transport Victoria
- Route 923 Southland Shopping Centre - St Kilda Station timetable Public Transport Victoria
"The Brighton Line in 1887" Gavan-Duffy, C.D. Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin November 1960 pp174–179