Hawthorn railway station, Melbourne

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Hawthorn Railway Station.JPG
Eastbound view from platform 2 in November 2012
Location Evansdale Road, Hawthorn
Coordinates 37°49′19″S 145°01′22″E / 37.8219°S 145.0229°E / -37.8219; 145.0229Coordinates: 37°49′19″S 145°01′22″E / 37.8219°S 145.0229°E / -37.8219; 145.0229
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by Metro
Line(s) Lilydale
Distance 6.89 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 3 (1 island, 1 side)
Tracks 3
Connections Tram
Structure type Ground
Parking 15
Other information
Status Unstaffed station
Station code HAW
Fare zone Myki zone 1
Website Public Transport Victoria
Opened 13 April 1861
Electrified Yes
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Lilydale line
toward Lilydale
Belgrave line
toward Belgrave
Alamein line
toward Alamein

Hawthorn railway station is located on the Lilydale, Belgrave and Alamein lines in Victoria, Australia. It serves the eastern Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn, opening on 13 April 1861.[1]

Originally, Hawthorn was a terminus, with a single platform (the current day Platform 1). In 1882, an additional platform was constructed, after the line was extended to Camberwell. In 1890, an island platform was constructed, using a canopy from the original Flinders Street Station, for the newly opened, and now closed, branch line to Kew.

A third track was added between Hawthorn and Burnley in 1972, which allows the centre track to be used as a bi-directional track for express services during peak hour, and completed triplication of the line as far as Box Hill.

By the mid 1980s, the station was in a dilapidated state, and had not been painted for many years. In 1984, the State Government, with the Metropolitan Transit Authority (The Met), approved a $300,000 facelift of the station. The facelift included a repaint of the station, the re-panelling of the waiting room, re-cladding of the canopies and landscaping.[2] The works were completed by May 1986,[3] and is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.[4]

Platforms and services[edit]

Hawthorn has one island platform with two faces and one side platform. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Lilydale, Belgrave and Alamein line services.[5][6][7]

Platforms 1:

Platforms 2:

Platforms 3:

Transport links[edit]

Dyson's Bus Services operates one route via Hawthorn station:

Yarra Trams operates one route via Hawthorn station:


  1. ^ Hawthorn Vicsig
  2. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. September 1984. p. 282. 
  3. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. June 1986. p. 188. 
  4. ^ "Hawthorn Railway Station complex, Victorian Heritage Register (VHR) Number H1566, Heritage Overlay HO42". Victorian Heritage Database. Heritage Victoria. 
  5. ^ Lilydale Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  6. ^ Belgrave Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  7. ^ Alamein Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  8. ^ Route 609 Hawthorn - Fairfield timetable Public Transport Victoria
  9. ^ Route 75 Etihad Stadium Docklands - Vermont South timetable Public Transport Victoria

External links[edit]

Closed station navigation
Kew branch
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