Caulfield railway station

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PTV commuter and regional rail station
Caulfield railway station, Melbourne, platform 2.jpeg
Eastbound view from platform 2 in January 2011
Location1 Sir John Monash Drive[1]
Caulfield East, Victoria 3145
Coordinates37°52′38″S 145°02′32″E / 37.8773°S 145.0423°E / -37.8773; 145.0423Coordinates: 37°52′38″S 145°02′32″E / 37.8773°S 145.0423°E / -37.8773; 145.0423
Owned byVicTrack
Operated byMetro Trains
Distance11.79 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms4 (2 side, 1 island)
Train operators
Structure typeAt-grade
Parking130 spaces
Bicycle facilities10 racks
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusPremium station
Station codeCFD
Fare zone1
WebsitePublic Transport Victoria
Opened7 May 1879 (1879-05-07)
Electrified1500 V DC overhead
Passengers (2008–2009)3.135 million[2]
Passengers (2009–2010)3.486 million[2]Increase 11.2%
Passengers (2010–2011)4.048 million[2]Increase 16.12%
Passengers (2011–2012)4.065 million[2]Increase 0.42%
Passengers (2012–2013)Not measured[2]
Passengers (2013–2014)3.343 million[2]Decrease 17.76%
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Pakenham line
towards Pakenham
Cranbourne line
towards Cranbourne
Frankston line
towards Frankston
Bairnsdale line
towards Bairnsdale
Traralgon line
towards Traralgon
Official nameCaulfield Railway Station Complex
CriteriaA, B, C, D, E
Designated20 August 1982
Reference no.H1665[1]

Caulfield railway station is located on the Pakenham, Cranbourne and Frankston lines in Victoria, Australia. It serves the south-eastern Melbourne suburb of Caulfield East, opening on 7 May 1879.[3] In 2011/12, it was the 7th busiest station in Melbourne's metropolitan network, with 4.1 million passenger movements.[4]

The station is located adjacent to the Caulfield campus of Monash University and Caulfield Racecourse. It is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.[5]

The small brick building on Platform 1, near the main platform building, was provided in 1974. It was originally provided as a race ticket office.[6]

It was upgraded to a Premium station on 13 June 1996, although the enclosed waiting area and ticket facilities were built in 1993 as part of the 'Travel Safe' program.[7]

Platforms & services[edit]

Caulfield has two side platforms and one island platform with two faces. It is served by Metro Trains' Pakenham,[8] Frankston,[9] and Cranbourne[10] line trains. It is also served by V/Line's Traralgon and Bairnsdale trains.[11]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Platform 3:

Platform 4:

It is planned to connect the Pakenham and Cranbourne lines to the Sunbury line through the new Metro Tunnel in late 2025.

Transport links[edit]

CDC Melbourne operates one route via Caulfield station:

CDC Melbourne and Ventura Bus Lines operates one route to and from Caulfield station:

Yarra Trams operates one route via Caulfield station


  1. ^ a b "Caulfield Railway Station Complex". Victorian Heritage Database. Government of Victoria. Archived from the original on 21 April 2019. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Train Station Patronage FY2008-2014" (XLS). Public Transport Victoria. 14 May 2015. Archived from the original on 30 March 2016. Retrieved 1 November 2016. (access from [1])
  3. ^ Caulfield Vicsig
  4. ^ Station Patronage Research Public Transport Victoria
  5. ^ Caulfield Railway Station Complex Department of Transport, Planning & Local Infrastructure
  6. ^ "Way & Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. June 1974. p. 137.
  7. ^ "Upgrading Eltham to a Premium Station". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. October 1997. p. 310.
  8. ^ "Pakenham Line". Public Transport Victoria.
  9. ^ "Frankston Line". Public Transport Victoria.
  10. ^ "Cranbourne Line". Public Transport Victoria.
  11. ^ Traralgon – Melbourne Public Transport Victoria
  12. ^ "624 Kew - Oakleigh via Caulfield & Carnegie & Darling and Chadstone (From 4-11-2018)". Public Transport Victoria.
  13. ^ "900 Stud Park SC (Rowville) - Caulfield via Monash University & Chadstone (SMARTBUS Service)". Public Transport Victoria.
  14. ^ "3-3a Melbourne University - East Malvern". Public Transport Victoria.

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