Frankston railway station

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Frankston
Frankston railway station entrance.jpg
Station front in January 2006
Location Young Street, Frankston
Australia
Coordinates 38°08′35″S 145°07′34″E / 38.143°S 145.126°E / -38.143; 145.126Coordinates: 38°08′35″S 145°07′34″E / 38.143°S 145.126°E / -38.143; 145.126
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by Metro
Line(s) Frankston
Stony Point
Distance 43.92 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 3 (1island, 1 side)
Tracks 6
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Parking 413
Bicycle facilities 26
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Premium station
Station code FKN
Fare zone Myki zone 2
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 1 August 1882
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Frankston line Terminus
Terminus Stony Point line
toward Stony Point

Frankston railway station is the terminus for the Frankston and Stony Point lines, in Victoria, Australia. It serves the south-eastern Melbourne suburb of Frankston, and opened on 1 August 1882.[1] It is the 10th busiest station on Melbourne's metropolitan network, with some 2.5 million passenger movements recorded in 2011/12.[2]

The station features briefly in the 1959 Hollywood movie On the Beach. Construction of the current station building commenced in 1985,[3][4] and was completed by 1987.[3][4] It was upgraded to a Premium station on 9 November 1995.[5] Located east and south of the station are a number of sidings, that are used to stable trains at night.

On June 10 1975, B class diesel locomotive B69, whilst running an up Long Island steel freight train, collided with Hitachi carriage 27M at Frankston. The carriage was the first Hitachi car in the fleet scrapped.[6]

A 70ft. turntable also existed at Frankston, until the mid 1960s.[7]

Platforms and services[edit]

Frankston has one island platform with two sides, with the eastern side split into a six car platform for electric services towards Flinders Street, and a further two car platform at the southern end for Stony Point services. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Frankston line and Stony Point line services.[8][9]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Platform 3:

Transport links[edit]

Cranbourne Transit operates three routes to and from Frankston station:

Transdev Melbourne operates one SmartBus route to and from Frankston station:

Ventura Bus Lines operates nineteen routes to and from Frankston station:

Gallery[edit]

A60 waits to depart Platform 2 with a Stony Point service in April 2008 
Southbound view in May 2008 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frankston Vicsig
  2. ^ Station Patronage Research Public Transport Victoria
  3. ^ a b "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. January 1988. p. 25. 
  4. ^ a b "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. March 1988. p. 93. 
  5. ^ "Upgrading Eltham to a Premium Station". Newsrail. Australian Railway Heritage Society. October 1997. p. 310. 
  6. ^ "Rollingstock & Locomotives". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. August 1975. p. 180. 
  7. ^ Darryl Gregory (April 1983). "Turntables, Triangles and Traversers". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. p. 82. 
  8. ^ Frankston Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  9. ^ Stony Point Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  10. ^ Route 789 Frankston - Cranbourne West timetable Public Transport Victoria
  11. ^ Route 790 Frankston - Cranbourne West timetable Public Transport Victoria
  12. ^ Route 791 Frankston - Cranbourne West timetable Public Transport Victoria
  13. ^ Route 901 Frankston - Melbourne Airport timetable Public Transport Victoria
  14. ^ Route 770 Frankston - Karingal timetable Public Transport Victoria
  15. ^ Route 771 Frankston - Langwarrin timetable Public Transport Victoria
  16. ^ Route 772 Frankston - Eliza Heights timetable Public Transport Victoria
  17. ^ Route 773 Frankston - Frankston South timetable Public Transport Victoria
  18. ^ Route 774 Frankston - Delacombe Park timetable Public Transport Victoria
  19. ^ Route 775 Frankston - Lakewood timetable Public Transport Victoria
  20. ^ Route 776 Frankston - Pearcedale timetable Public Transport Victoria
  21. ^ Route 779 Frankston - Belvedere timetable Public Transport Victoria
  22. ^ Route 780 Frankston - Carrum timetable Public Transport Victoria
  23. ^ Route 781 Frankston - Mount Martha timetable Public Transport Victoria
  24. ^ Route 782 Frankston - Flinders timetable Public Transport Victoria
  25. ^ Route 783 Frankston - Hastings timetable Public Transport Victoria
  26. ^ Route 784 Frankston - Osborne timetable Public Transport Victoria
  27. ^ Route 785 Frankston - Mornington East timetable Public Transport Victoria
  28. ^ Route 788 Frankston - Portsea timetable Public Transport Victoria
  29. ^ Route 832 Frankston - Carrum Downs timetable Public Transport Victoria
  30. ^ Route 833 Frankston - Carrum Downs timetable Public Transport Victoria
  31. ^ Route 887 Rosebud - Monash University timetable Public Transport Victoria
  32. ^ Route 970 Carrum - Rosebud timetable Public Transport Victoria

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