Sandown Park railway station, Melbourne
Southbound view in June 2014
|Location||Lightwood Road, Springvale|
|Distance||25.68 kilometres from Southern Cross|
|Platforms||2 (1 island)|
|Fare zone||Myki zone 2|
|Website||Public Transport Victoria|
|Closed||16 May 1955|
|Rebuilt||19 June 1965|
Sandown Park railway station is located on the Pakenham and Cranbourne lines in Victoria, Australia. It serves the south-eastern Melbourne suburb of Springvale opening in 1889 as Oakleigh Racecourse, being renamed Sandown Park in 1892.
The station was built to service Sandown Racecourse. In addition to the two main lines, there was a signal box and booking office, and two sidings each over 600 metres long on the eastern side of the tracks, for the stabling of special race trains. The station had no platform on the up track, instead having an island platform on the down track, the other face serving one of the sidings on the eastern side.
The station was only used for racecourse traffic and closed in May 1955. In June 1965 it reopened for general passenger traffic as an island platform. The station once had a second exit and subway at the up end of the platform but that has since been closed and filled in.
Platforms & services
- Pakenham line: all stations and limited express services to Flinders Street
- Cranbourne line: all stations and limited express services to Flinders Street
- Pakenham line: all stations and limited express services to Pakenham
- Cranbourne line: all stations and limited express services to Cranbourne