Dandenong railway station

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Dandenong
Dandenong Station.jpg
Northbound view from Platform 3 in January 2013
Location Rudduck Street, Dandenong
Australia
Coordinates 37°59′24″S 145°12′35″E / 37.9900°S 145.2098°E / -37.9900; 145.2098Coordinates: 37°59′24″S 145°12′35″E / 37.9900°S 145.2098°E / -37.9900; 145.2098
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by Metro
Line(s) Pakenham
Cranbourne
Distance 31.19 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 3 (1 island, 1 side)
Tracks 9
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Parking 300
Bicycle facilities 12
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Premium station
Station code DNG
Fare zone Myki zone 2
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 8 October 1877
Electrified Yes
Traffic
Passengers (2013/14) 2.390 million Decrease 10.04%
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Pakenham line
toward Pakenham
Cranbourne line
toward Cranbourne
Preceding station   V/Line   Following station
Gippsland line

Dandenong railway station is located on the Pakenham and Cranbourne lines in Victoria, Australia. It serves the south-eastern Melbourne suburb of Dandenong opening on 8 October 1887.[1] In 2011/12 it was the 9th busiest station on Melbourne's metropolitan network, with 2.7 million passenger movements.[2]

A number of train stabling sidings are near the station, as is a little used goods yard to the south of the station. Stabling facilities are located north of the station on either side of the track, trains are also stabled on tracks parallel to the platforms.

History[edit]

Dandenong station opened on 8 October 1877 as one of the original stations on the Melbourne to Sale railway line. The South Gippsland Railway Line opened in 1892 from Dandenong. The station buildings were rebuilt in 1975,[3] and again in 1994/95, as part of the Cranbourne electrification project.[4] The new station was opened in March 1995 by Prime Minister Paul Keating.[5][6]

Facilities, platforms and services[edit]

Dandenong has one side platform and one island platform with two sides. Access to the platforms is provided by stairs and lifts from an overhead concourse. The side platform (platform 3) features a kiosk and an enclosed waiting room containing a customer service window and toilets. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Pakenham and Cranbourne line services,[7][8] and by V/Line's Traralgon and Bairnsdale services.[9][10]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Platform 3:

Due to the unique configuration of the tracks on either ends of the station, trains can depart from any platform in any direction when necessary (mostly seen in peak time or disruptions).

Transport links[edit]

Station front.

Transdev Melbourne operates one SmartBus route via Dandenong station:

Ventura Bus Lines operate 18 routes to and from Dandenong station:

Cranbourne Transit operates three routes from Dandenong station:

V/Line operate two coach services to and from Dandenong station:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dandenong Vicsig
  2. ^ Station Patronage Research Public Transport Victoria
  3. ^ Vincent Adams Winter (1990). VR and VicRail: 1962-1983. p. 106. ISBN 0-9592069-3-0. 
  4. ^ Fiddian, Mark (1997). Trains, Tracks, Travelers. A history of the Victorian Railways. South Eastern Independent Newspapers. p. 154. ISBN 1-875475-12-5. 
  5. ^ "Cranbourne Electrification Opened" Railway Digest May 1995 page 16
  6. ^ "Upgrading Eltham to a Premium Station". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. October 1997. p. 310. 
  7. ^ Pakenham Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  8. ^ Cranbourne Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  9. ^ Traralgon - Melbourne timetable Public Transport Victoria
  10. ^ Bairnsdale - Melbourne timetable Public Transport Victoria
  11. ^ Route 901 Frankston - Melbourne Airport timetable Public Transport Victoria
  12. ^ Route 800 Dandenong - Chadstone timetable Public Transport Victoria
  13. ^ Route 802 Dandenong - Chadstone timetable Public Transport Victoria
  14. ^ Route 804 Dandenong - Chadstone timetable Public Transport Victoria
  15. ^ Route 811 Dandenong - Brighton timetable Public Transport Victoria
  16. ^ Route 812 Dandenong - Brighton timetable Public Transport Victoria
  17. ^ Route 813 Dandenong - Waverley Gardens timetable Public Transport Victoria
  18. ^ Route 814 Springvale South - Dandenong timetable Public Transport Victoria
  19. ^ Route 815 Dandenong - Noble Park timetable Public Transport Victoria
  20. ^ Route 828 Hampton - Berwick timetable Public Transport Victoria
  21. ^ Route 843 Dandenong - Mossgiel Park timetable Public Transport Victoria
  22. ^ Route 844 Dandenong - Doveton timetable Public Transport Victoria
  23. ^ Route 845 Dandenong - Mossgiel Park timetable Public Transport Victoria
  24. ^ Route 848 Dandenong - Brandon Park Shopping Centre timetable Public Transport Victoria
  25. ^ Route 849 Dandenong - Mossgiel Park timetable Public Transport Victoria
  26. ^ Route 850 Dandenong - Glen Waverley timetable Public Transport Victoria
  27. ^ Route 857 Chelsea - Dandenong timetable Public Transport Victoria
  28. ^ Route 861 Dandenong - Endeavour Hills timetable Public Transport Victoria
  29. ^ Route 862 Dandenong - Chadstone timetable Public Transport Victoria
  30. ^ https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/route/view/11309
  31. ^ Route 892 Casey Central Shopping Centre - Dandenong timetable Public Transport Victoria
  32. ^ Route 893 Cranbourne - Dandenong timetable Public Transport Victoria
  33. ^ a b Cowes & Inverloch - Melbourne timetable Public Transport Corporation

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