Pakenham railway station

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Pakenham station July18.JPG
Eastbound view of Platform 2 in July 2018
LocationRailway Avenue, Pakenham
Coordinates38°04′49″S 145°29′09″E / 38.0803°S 145.4859°E / -38.0803; 145.4859Coordinates: 38°04′49″S 145°29′09″E / 38.0803°S 145.4859°E / -38.0803; 145.4859
Owned byVicTrack
Operated byMetro
Distance58.19 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms2 (1 island)
Structure typeGround
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusPremium station
Station codePKM
Fare zoneMyki zone 2
WebsitePublic Transport Victoria
Opened8 October 1877
Passengers (2013/14)562,000 Decrease 12.46%
Preceding station   V/Line   Following station
Gippsland line
towards Traralgon or Bairnsdale
Metro Trains
Pakenham lineTerminus

Pakenham railway station is located on the Gippsland line, in Victoria, Australia. It opened on 8 October 1877,[1] and serves the south-eastern Melbourne satellite suburb of Pakenham. It is the terminus of the electrified Pakenham line from Flinders Street.

The current island platform was provided in 1959.[2] In 1970, the station buildings were replaced with a new pebblestone structure, and in 1975, electrified suburban services were extended to the station. Further upgrades to the station occurred in 1979/1980.[3] Boom barriers were provided at the Main Street level crossing in 1986.[4] It was upgraded to a premium station on 15 March 1997.[5] Since 2001, it has been the extremity of the electrified network.

Stabling facilities are located directly south of the station. In March 2014, it was announced that a new train servicing facility would be built at Pakenham East.[6]

Pakenham was the scene of a collision between Hitachi carriage 353D and guards van 286ZL on 16 April 1980. The guards van was destroyed in the collision, and the Hitachi carriage was later scrapped.[7]

Platforms & services[edit]

Pakenham has one island platform. It is served by terminating Metro Trains Pakenham line trains, and V/Line Traralgon and Bairnsdale services.[8][9][10] Metro Trains generally use Platform 1, with westbound V/Line services often crossing to Platform 2 to pass stabled trains.

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Transport links[edit]

Ventura Bus Lines operates six routes to and from Pakenham station, under contract to Public Transport Victoria:



  1. ^ Pakenham Vicsig
  2. ^ "Way & Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. February 1975. p. 46.
  3. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. August 1979. p. 174.
  4. ^ Andrew Waugh. "VR History by Andrew Waugh - Pakenham" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-02-24.
  5. ^ "Upgrading Eltham to a Premium Station". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. October 1997. p. 310.
  6. ^ "Victorian Government announces multi-billion dollar Cranbourne-Pakenham rail corridor project". Urbananalyst. 2014-03-11. Retrieved 2018-11-01.
  7. ^ "Pakenham Collision". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. May 1980. p. 97.
  8. ^ Pakenham Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  9. ^ Traralgon - Melbourne timetable Public Transport Victoria
  10. ^ Bairnsdale - Melbourne timetable Public Transport Victoria
  11. ^ Route 840 Gembrook - Pakenham timetable Public Transport Victoria
  12. ^ Route 925 Pakenham Station - Lakeside/Botanic Drive timetable Public Transport Victoria
  13. ^ Route 926 Pakenham Station - Fountain Gate Shopping Centre timetable Public Transport Victoria
  14. ^ Route 927 Pakenham Town Service timetable Public Transport Victoria
  15. ^ Route 928 Pakenham station - Cardinia Road station timetable Public Transport Victoria
  16. ^ Route 929 Pakenham Town Service timetable Public Transport Victoria

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