Pakenham railway station

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Pakenham station July18.JPG
Eastbound view of Platform 2 in July 2018
Location Railway Avenue, Pakenham
Coordinates 38°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 by VicTrack
Operated by Metro
Line(s) Gippsland
Distance 58.19 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 5
Structure type Ground
Parking 364
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Premium station
Station code PKM
Fare zone Myki zone 2
Website Public Transport Victoria
Opened 8 October 1877
Rebuilt 1979/1980
Electrified Yes
Passengers (2013/14) 562,000 Decrease 12.46%
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Pakenham lineTerminus
Preceding station   V/Line   Following station
Gippsland line
towards Traralgon or Bairnsdale

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

The current island platform was provided in 1959.[2] In 1970, the station buildings were replaced with a new pebblestone structure, and in 1975, 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 depot will 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 with two sides. It is serviced by terminating Metro Trains Pakenham line services 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 services.

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Transport links[edit]

Ventura Bus Lines operates six routes to and from Pakenham station:



  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 Urb Analyst 11 March 2014
  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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