Burnley railway station

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Burnley Railway Station.jpg
View from platform 3 looking towards Melbourne in May 2014.
Location Burnley Street, Burnley
Coordinates 37°49′39″S 145°00′24″E / 37.82743°S 145.00657°E / -37.82743; 145.00657Coordinates: 37°49′39″S 145°00′24″E / 37.82743°S 145.00657°E / -37.82743; 145.00657
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by Metro
Line(s) Lilydale
Glen Waverley
Distance 5.33 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 4 (2 island)
Tracks 4
Connections Tram
Structure type Ground
Other information
Status Premium station
Station code BLY
Fare zone Myki zone 1
Website Public Transport Victoria
Opened 1 May 1880
Electrified Yes
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Lilydale line
toward Lilydale
Belgrave line
toward Belgrave
Alamein line
toward Alamein
Glen Waverley line

Burnley railway station is located on the Lilydale, Belgrave, Alamein and Glen Waverley lines in Victoria, Australia. It serves the inner eastern Melbourne suburb of Burnley opening as Burnley Street on 1 May 1880 being renamed Burnley on 1 September 1882.[1]

Stabling facilities are located at the eastern end of the station, adjacent to the Glen Waverley line, while an additional little used siding is located at the western end, as well as a signal box.

In August 1943 as part of the Ashworth Improvement Plan, a flyover at the eastern end was completed to allow Glen Waverley line trains to cross over the Hawthorn bound line.[2]

In 1966, the signal box was rebuilt, the Burnley Street level crossing was grade-separated and the line towards Richmond upgraded to quadruple track. The third line to Hawthorn was commissioned in 1972.[3] The stabling facilities were provided in 1997, as part of the closure and replacement of Jolimont Yard.[4]

Facilities, platforms & services[edit]

Burnley has two island platforms. The southern island platform (platforms 1 & 2) features a large building with a customer service window, an enclosed waiting room and toilets. Burnley is serviced by Metro Trains' Lilydale, Belgrave, Alamein and Glen Waverley line services.[5][6][7][8]

Platforms 1 & 2:

Platform 3 & 4:

Transport links[edit]

Yarra Trams operates one route via Burnley station:


  1. ^ Burnley Vicsig
  2. ^ SE Dornan & RG Henderson (1979). Electric Railways of Victoria. Australian Electric Traction Society. p. 33. ISBN 0-909459-06-1. 
  3. ^ Burnley Interlocking Information Vicsig
  4. ^ Public Transport Corporation signalling diagram "Burnley Stabling Sidings: 65/97". www.signaldiagramsandphotos.com. Retrieved 2008-07-20. [dead link]
  5. ^ Lilydale Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  6. ^ Belgrave Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  7. ^ Alamein Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  8. ^ Glen Waverley Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  9. ^ Route 70 Waterfront City Docklands - Wattle Park timetable Public Transport Victoria

External links[edit]

Media related to Burnley railway station, Melbourne at Wikimedia Commons