Belgrave railway station

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Belgrave
BelgraveStation1.jpg
Southbound view in April 2006
LocationBelgrave-Gembrook Road, Belgrave
Coordinates37°54′33″S 145°21′19″E / 37.90908°S 145.35526°E / -37.90908; 145.35526Coordinates: 37°54′33″S 145°21′19″E / 37.90908°S 145.35526°E / -37.90908; 145.35526
Owned byVicTrack
Operated byMetro Trains
Line(s)Belgrave
Distance42.69 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms2 (island)
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus
Construction
Structure typeGround
Parking140
Bicycle facilities8
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusPremium station
Station codeBEG
Fare zoneMyki zone 2
WebsitePublic Transport Victoria
History
Opened18 December 1900
Closed30 April 1954
Rebuilt19 February 1962
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesMonbulk
Traffic
Passengers (2013–2014)356,527[1]
Passengers (2014–2015)357,995[1]Increase 0.41%
Passengers (2015–2016)394,485[2]Increase 10.19%
Passengers (2016–2017)311,306[2]Decrease 21.08%
Passengers (2017–2018)394,701[2]Increase 26.78%
Passengers (2018–2019)389,750[1]Decrease 1.25%
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Belgrave lineTerminus
Preceding station   Puffing Billy Railway   Following station
TerminusGembrook line
(Entire Network)
towards Gembrook

Belgrave railway station is the terminus of the Belgrave line in Victoria, Australia, and serves the eastern Melbourne suburb of Belgrave. The station was called Monbulk when it opened on 18 December 1900, but was renamed Belgrave on 21 November 1904.[3] The station was originally on the Upper Ferntree GullyGembrook narrow gauge line. It closed, along with the rest of the line, on 30 April 1954. After the line from Ferntree Gully to Belgrave was converted to broad gauge, the rebuilt station reopened on 19 February 1962.[3]

The new station was located further down the line than the original narrow-gauge station, which was approximately where the current station car park is located. It was upgraded to a premium station on 2 July 1996.[4] In 2018 the Victorian Government announced it would fund the construction of a multi-deck park and ride facility, along with a new bridge to connect the station to the Burwood Highway at the southern end.[5][6] For the 2019 financial year, the station saw a patronage of 389,750 for the months of July 2018 to the end of June 2019.[1]

Puffing Billy Railway's Belgrave station is located 100 metres north and is accessible by a short footpath.

Platforms & services[edit]

Belgrave has one island platform with two faces. It is served by Metro Trains' Belgrave line services.[7]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Transport links[edit]

Ventura Bus Lines operate six routes to and from Belgrave station:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Station Patronage Data 2005-2019". Philip Mallis. Transport for Victoria. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Station Patronage Data 2013–2018". Philip Mallis. Transport for Victoria. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  3. ^ a b Belgrave Vicsig
  4. ^ "Upgrading Eltham to a Premium Station". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. October 1997. p. 310.
  5. ^ "Belgrave Station car park upgrade". VicTrack. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Have your say on the new Belgrave station car park". Ferntree Gully & Belgrave Mail. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Belgrave Line". Public Transport Victoria.
  8. ^ "663 Belgrave - Lilydale via Kallista & The Patch & Monbulk & Mt Evelyn". Public Transport Victoria.
  9. ^ "693 Belgrave - Oakleigh via Ferntree Gully & Brandon Park". Public Transport Victoria.
  10. ^ "694 Olinda - Belgrave via Sherbrooke Road". Public Transport Victoria.
  11. ^ "695 Belgrave - Gembrook". Public Transport Victoria.
  12. ^ "697 Belgrave - Belgrave South via Belgrave Heights". Public Transport Victoria.
  13. ^ "699 Belgrave - Upwey". Public Transport Victoria.

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