Moorabbin railway station

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Moorabbin
The Moorabbin station.jpg
Moorabbin station in 2017
Location Station Street, Moorabbin
Australia
Coordinates 37°56′03″S 145°02′12″E / 37.9343°S 145.0367°E / -37.9343; 145.0367Coordinates: 37°56′03″S 145°02′12″E / 37.9343°S 145.0367°E / -37.9343; 145.0367
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by Metro
Line(s) Frankston
Distance 18.45 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 3 (1 side, 1 island)
Tracks 3
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Below ground
Parking 30
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Premium station
Station code MRN
Fare zone Myki Zone 2
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 19 December 1881
Rebuilt 1959
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Frankston line
towards Frankston

Moorabbin railway station is located on the Frankston line, in Victoria, Australia. It serves the south-eastern Melbourne suburb of Moorabbin. Opening on 19 December 1881 as South Brighton, it was renamed Moorabbin on 1 May 1907.[1]

In the morning peak hour, Frankston bound services use Platform 3, with Flinders Street bound trains using Platforms 1 and 2. At other times Frankston bound trains use Platform 2. Two morning peak hour services from Flinders Street terminate at Moorabbin and return to the city.

In 1959, the original station was relocated and placed in a deep cutting, coinciding with the construction of road overpasses for South Road and the Nepean Highway. At that time, provision was made for a third platform on the eastern side of the cutting. The third platform opened on 28 June 1987, when a third line from Caulfield was opened.[2][3]

On 6 December 1994, a fire destroyed all shops in the concourse.[4] The concourse was rebuilt and new shops were constructed. It was upgraded to a Premium station in 1998.[5] The Station Street entrance and the bus interchange was re-built in 2014, as part of an upgrade program on the Frankston line.

Facilities, platforms & services[edit]

Moorabbin has three platforms, all of which are accessed from the concourse via a ramp. The concourse contains a ticket office, toilets and shops. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Frankston line services.[6]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Platform 3:

Transport links[edit]

Ventura Bus Lines operates five routes via Moorabbin station:

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moorabbin Vicsig
  2. ^ City of Kingston Heritage Study Stage 1 pages = 39, 42 City of Kingston
  3. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. September 1987. p. 282. 
  4. ^ "Fire damages Moorabbin rail station". The Age. Fairfax News Store. Retrieved 2016-08-27. 
  5. ^ "Upgrading Eltham to a Premium Station". Newsrail. Australian Railway Heritage Society. October 1997. p. 310. 
  6. ^ Frankston Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  7. ^ Route 811 Dandenong - Brighton timetable Public Transport Victoria
  8. ^ Route 812 Dandenong - Brighton timetable Public Transport Victoria
  9. ^ Route 823 North Brighton - Southland timetable Public Transport Victoria
  10. ^ Route 824 Moorabbin - Keysborough timetable Public Transport Victoria
  11. ^ Route 825 Moorabbin - Southland timetable Public Transport Victoria

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