Beaconsfield railway station, Melbourne

Beaconsfield railway station is located on the Pakenham line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the south-eastern Melbourne suburb of Beaconsfield, and it opened on 1 December 1879.[2]

Railway station in Melbourne, Australia

Beaconsfield
PTVcommuter rail station

Station building in April 2006
Location Kenilworth Avenue
Beaconsfield, Victoria 3809
Shire of Cardinia
Australia
Coordinates

38°03′03″S145°21′58″E

Owned by VicTrack
Operated by Metro Trains
Line(s) Pakenham
Distance 51.45 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 2
Train operators Metro Trains
Connections Bus routes 836 & 926
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Parking 180 spaces
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Operational, Unstaffed
Station code BFD
Fare zone Myki Zone 2
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 1 December 1879 (1879-12-01)
Electrified 1500 VDCoverhead
Passengers
2008–2009 226,321[1]
2009–2010 237,027[1] 4.73%
2010–2011 236,642[1] 0.16%
2011–2012 239,137[1] 1.05%
2012–2013 Not measured[1]
2013–2014 213,051[1] 10.91%
Services
Preceding station Metro Trains Following station
Berwick

Pakenham line Officer

towards Pakenham
Track layout

Eumemmering Creek
1
2

Station Street
(Removing by 2025)

Cranbourne pipe line

Brunts Road
(Removing by 2025)

In 1967, the goods siding was closed to traffic,[2] and was removed later in the same year.[2]

Flashing light signals were provided at the nearby Station/Goff Street level crossing, located in the Down direction, in 1976,[3] with boom barriers provided later on in 1986.[2]

There is a car-park nearby for travellers, and a further expansion of an additional car-park of 150 spaces was completed mid December 2020 on state-owned land.[4] Improved lighting and CCTV has been provided, with a secure bicycle parking shed, as well as bicycle stands.

More than 250,000 commuters use the station each year.[5]

The former railway house at 20 Beaconsfield Avenue was built in 1888, and in 1900, was acquired for use as a Station Master’s house. It is now a private residence.

On 29 July 2021, the Level Crossing Removal Project announced that the Station Street/Goff Street level crossing will be grade separated by 2025, with a new road bridge to be built over the railway line.[6][7]

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Beaconsfield has one island platform with two faces. It is located at the corner of Woods Street and Beaconsfield Avenue. From the opposite side of the railway line, it is located along Kenilworth Avenue.

It is serviced by Metro TrainsPakenham line services.[8]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

It is planned to connect the Pakenham line to the Sunbury line, through the new Metro Tunnel, in late 2025.

Ventura Bus Lines operates two routes via Beaconsfield station, under contract to Public Transport Victoria:

  •  836 : Berwick station – Eden Rise Shopping Centre[9]

  •  926 : Pakenham stationWestfield Fountain Gate[10]
  1. “Train Station Patronage FY2008-2014”. Public Transport Victoria. 14 May 2015. Archived from the original(XLS) on 30 March 2016. Retrieved 1 November 2016. (access from Archived 3 November 2016 at the Wayback Machine)
  2. Beaconsfield Vicsig
  3. “Works”. Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. July 1976. p. 160.
  4. “Beaconsfield station gets new car park as work is underway at Craigieburn”. Rail Express. 14 July 2020. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
  5. Department of Economic Development, Jobs. “Better parking for Beaconsfield commuters”. transport.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
  6. 10 more level crossings to go by 2025 Level Crossing Removal Project
  7. Station Street, Beaconsfield Level Crossing Removal Project
  8. “Pakenham Line”. Public Transport Victoria.
  9. “836 Berwick Station – Eden Rise SC via Bridgewater Estate”. Public Transport Victoria.
  10. “926 Pakenham Station – Fountain Gate Shopping Centre via Lakeside & Beaconsfield”. Public Transport Victoria.

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