Brighton Beach railway station

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Brighton Beach
Brighton Beach Station.jpg
Southbound view from Platform 3 in April 2014
Location South Road, Brighton
Coordinates 37°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 by VicTrack
Operated by Metro Trains
Line(s) Sandringham
Distance 15.97 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 3 (1 island, 1 side)
Tracks 5
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Parking 187
Other information
Status Premium station
Station code BBH
Fare zone Myki zone 1/2
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 21 December 1861
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Sandringham line
toward 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]

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 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.

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.

Platform 2:

Platform 3:

Transport links[edit]

Transdev Melbourne operates three bus routes via Brighton Beach station, under contract to Public Transport Victoria:

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 timetable Public Transport Victoria
  4. ^ Route 216 Caroline Springs - Brighton Beach Public Transport Victoria
  5. ^ Route 600 Southland Shopping Centre - St Kilda Station timetable Public Transport Victoria
  6. ^ Route 923 Southland Shopping Centre - St Kilda Station timetable Public Transport Victoria

Further reading[edit]

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

External links[edit]