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Richmond railway station is located on the Alamein, Belgrave, Cranbourne, Frankston, Glen Waverley, Lilydale, Pakenham and Sandringham lines in Victoria, Australia. It serves the south-eastern Melbourne
Melbourne
suburb of Richmond opening on 12 December 1859 as Swan Street, being renamed Richmond on 1 January 1867.[2]

Contents

1 Station overview

1.1 Facilities 1.2 History

2 Platforms and services 3 Transport links 4 References 5 External links

Station overview[edit] Facilities[edit] Richmond station is built on an embankment immediately east of Punt Road with platforms extending west across the Punt Road railway bridge. The station has ten platforms connected by three subways, and is the junction of all of Melbourne's eastern and south eastern rail lines, with trains on the Alamein, Belgrave, Cranbourne, Frankston, Glen Waverley, Lilydale, Pakenham and Sandringham lines serving the station. Richmond station is located in Melbourne's sporting precinct. A special events entrance at the western end is opened during events at the Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Melbourne
Park and AAMI Park. Tram route 70 runs past Richmond station along Swan Street. Punt Road underpasses directly under the station via a major interchange with Swan Street and Brunton Avenue. History[edit] Richmond station has been relocated and rebuilt four times. The first station in Punt Road was at ground level and opened on 8 February 1859. It closed the same year on 12 December 1859. On the same day the new station, also at ground level, opened in Swan Street. In 1885, an elevated station just north of Swan Street was opened with six platforms. By the 1930s the station was struggling with the patronage, with the 1940 Ashworth Improvement Plan
Ashworth Improvement Plan
recommending that it be rebuilt but funding issues during World War II prevented it from happening.[3] The station had also deteriorated to the point that it was condemned by the local council, and so work begun in the 1950s on a replacement. Part of Operation Phoenix, the postwar rebuilding of Victorian Railways,[4] it was not until 26 March 1960 that the present station was completed. Located slightly west of the previous station, the bridges at each end of the station across Punt Road and Swan Street were also rebuilt to accommodate the ten tracks. For a period, platforms at both the old and new stations operated, before the original station finally closed and was demolished. It was upgraded to a Premium station on 4 December 1996.[5] Richmond station was the filming location for the opening scene of the 1992 Australian film Romper Stomper. In the film's story the location was named as Footscray station. Platforms and services[edit] Richmond has ten platforms. Platform 1:

Sandringham line: all stations and limited stops services to Flinders Street

Platform 2:

Sandringham line: all stations and limited stops services to Sandringham

Platform 3:

Frankston line: all stations and limited stops services to Flinders Street

Platform 4:

Frankston line: all stations and limited stops services to Frankston

Platform 5:

Pakenham line: all stations and limited stops services to Flinders Street Cranbourne line: all stations all stations and limited stops services to Flinders Street Gippsland line: V/Line
V/Line
services to Southern Cross

Platform 6:

Pakenham line: all stations and limited stops services to Pakenham Cranbourne line: all stations and limited stops services to Cranbourne Gippsland line: V/Line
V/Line
services to Traralgon

Platform 7 & 8:

Alamein line: all stations and limited stops services to Flinders Street Glen Waverley line: all stations and limited stops services to Flinders Street Belgrave line: all stations and limited stops services to Flinders Street Lilydale line: all stations and limited stops services to Flinders Street

Platform 9 & 10:

Alamein line: all stations and limited stops services to Alamein Glen Waverley line: all stations and limited stops services to Glen Waverley Belgrave line: all stations and limited stops services to Belgrave Lilydale line: all stations and limited stops services to Lilydale

Transport links[edit] CDC Melbourne
Melbourne
operates one route via Richmond station:

605: Gardenvale - Lonsdale Street, City[6] (Ceased from 25 June 2017)

Transdev Melbourne
Melbourne
operates one route via Richmond station:

246 Elsternwick station - Clifton Hill station[7]

Yarra Trams
Yarra Trams
operates one route via Richmond station:

70: Docklands - Wattle Park[8]

Schematic diagram of the station

References[edit]

^ a b c d e f "Train Station Patronage FY2008-2014" (XLS). Public Transport Victoria. 14 May 2015. Archived from the original on 30 March 2016. Retrieved 1 November 2016.  (access from [1]) ^ Richmond Vicsig ^ Lee, Robert (2007). The Railways of Victoria 1854-2004. Melbourne University Publishing Ltd. p. 185. ISBN 978-0-522-85134-2.  ^ Public Relations and Betterment Board (1952). Phoenix Pauses. Victorian Railway Commissioners.  (VR publicity brochure) ^ "Upgrading Eltham to a Premium Station". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. October 1997. p. 310.  ^ Route 605 Gardenvale - City timetable Public Transport Victoria ^ Route 246 Elsternwick - Clifton Hill/La Trobe University timetable Public Transport Victoria ^ Route 70 Waterfront City Docklands - Wattle Park timetable Public Transport Victoria

External links[edit]

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Melbourne
railway stations List of regional railway stations in Victoria List of closed railway stations in Melbourne List of closed railway stations in Victoria

Metro Trains Melbourne
Metro Trains Melbourne
services and stations

Alamein

Flinders Street Southern Cross Flagstaff Melbourne
Melbourne
Central Parliament Richmond East Richmond Burnley Hawthorn Glenferrie Auburn Camberwell Riversdale Willison Hartwell Burwood Ashburton Alamein

Belgrave

Flinders Street Southern Cross Flagstaff Melbourne
Melbourne
Central Parliament Richmond East Richmond Burnley Hawthorn Glenferrie Auburn Camberwell East Camberwell Canterbury Chatham Surrey Hills Mont Albert Box Hill Laburnum Blackburn Nunawading Mitcham Heatherdale Ringwood Heathmont Bayswater Boronia Ferntree Gully Upper Ferntree Gully Upwey Tecoma Belgrave

Cranbourne

Flinders Street Southern Cross Flagstaff Melbourne
Melbourne
Central Parliament Richmond South Yarra Caulfield Carnegie Murrumbenna Hughesdale Oakleigh Huntingdale Clayton Westall Springvale Sandown Park Noble Park Yarraman Dandenong Lynbrook Merinda Park Cranbourne

Frankston

Flinders Street (Southern Cross) (Flagstaff) ( Melbourne
Melbourne
Central) (Parliament) Richmond South Yarra Hawksburn Toorak Armadale Malvern Caulfield Glenhuntly Ormond McKinnon Bentleigh Patterson Moorabbin Highett Southland Cheltenham Mentone Parkdale Mordialloc Aspendale Edithvale Chelsea Bonbeach Carrum Seaford Kananook Frankston

Glen Waverley

Flinders Street Southern Cross Flagstaff Melbourne
Melbourne
Central Parliament Richmond East Richmond Burnley Heyington Kooyong Tooronga Gardiner Glen Iris Darling East Malvern Holmesglen Jordanville Mount Waverley Syndal Glen Waverley

Lilydale

Flinders Street Southern Cross Flagstaff Melbourne
Melbourne
Central Parliament Richmond East Richmond Burnley Hawthorn Glenferrie Auburn Camberwell East Camberwell Canterbury Chatham Surrey Hills Mont Albert Box Hill Laburnum Blackburn Nunawading Mitcham Heatherdale Ringwood Ringwood East Croydon Mooroolbark Lilydale

Pakenham

Flinders Street Southern Cross Flagstaff Melbourne
Melbourne
Central Parliament Richmond South Yarra Caulfield Carnegie Murrumbenna Hughesdale Oakleigh Huntingdale Clayton Westall Springvale Sandown Park Noble Park Yarraman Dandenong Hallam Narre Warren Berwick Beaconsfield Officer Cardinia Road Pakenham

Sandringham

Flinders Street Richmond South Yarra Prahran Windsor Balaclava Ripponlea Elsternwick Gardenvale North Brighton Middle Brighton Brighton Beach Hampton Sandringham

  Frankston, Werribee & Williamstown   Lilydale, Belgrave, Alamein & Glen Waverley   Pakenham & Cranbourne   Sandringham   South Morang & Hurstbridge   Stony Point   Sunbury, Craigieburn & Upfield

V/Line
V/Line
services and stations

Eastern (Gippsland)

Southern Cross Flinders Street Richmond Caulfield Clayton Dandenong (Berwick) Pakenham Nar Nar Goon Tynong Garfield Bunyip Longwarry Drouin Warragul Yarragon Trafalgar Moe Morwell Traralgon Rosedale Sale Stratford Bairnsdale

  Eastern (Gippsland)   North Eastern (Seymour)   Northern (Bendigo)   South Western (Geelong)   Western (Ballarat)

Stations and services in italics are planned or under construction Stations in (parentheses) are uncommon stops for the li