Dandenong railway station

Dandenong railway station is a railway station in Victoria, Australia. It is located on the Gippsland line and is also the terminus of the South Gippsland line. It serves the south-eastern Melbourne suburb of Dandenong, opening on 8 October 1887.[2] Pakenham and Cranbourne commuter rail services, as well as Traralgon and Bairnsdale regional rail services stop at this station. In 2011/12 it was the 9th busiest station on Melbourne's metropolitan network, with 2.7 million passenger movements.[3]

A number of train stabling sidings are near the station, as is a little used goods yard to the south of the station. Stabling facilities are located north of the station on either side of the track, trains are also stabled on tracks parallel to the platforms.


Dandenong station opened on 8 October 1877 as one of the original stations on the Melbourne to Sale railway line. The South Gippsland Railway Line opened in 1892 from Dandenong. The station buildings were rebuilt in 1975,[4] and again in 1994/95, as part of the Cranbourne electrification project.[5] The new station was opened in March 1995 by Prime Minister Paul Keating.[6][7]

Facilities, platforms and services

Dandenong has one side platform and one island platform with two sides. Access to the platforms is provided by stairs and lifts from an overhead concourse. The side platform (platform 3) features a kiosk and an enclosed waiting room containing a customer service window and toilets. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Pakenham and Cranbourne line services,[8][9] and by V/Line's Traralgon and Bairnsdale services.[10][11]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Platform 3:

Due to the unique configuration of the tracks on either ends of the station, trains can depart from any platform in any direction when necessary (mostly seen in peak time or disruptions).

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

Transport links

Station front.

Transdev Melbourne operates one SmartBus route via Dandenong station:

Ventura Bus Lines operate 18 routes to and from Dandenong station:

Cranbourne Transit operates three routes from Dandenong station:

V/Line operate two coach services to and from Dandenong station:


  1. ^ 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])
  2. ^ Dandenong Vicsig
  3. ^ Station Patronage Research Public Transport Victoria
  4. ^ Vincent Adams Winter (1990). VR and VicRail: 1962–1983. p. 106. ISBN 0-9592069-3-0.
  5. ^ Fiddian, Mark (1997). Trains, Tracks, Travelers. A history of the Victorian Railways. South Eastern Independent Newspapers. p. 154. ISBN 1-875475-12-5.
  6. ^ "Cranbourne Electrification Opened" Railway Digest May 1995 page 16
  7. ^ "Upgrading Eltham to a Premium Station". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. October 1997. p. 310.
  8. ^ "Pakenham Line". Public Transport Victoria.
  9. ^ "Cranbourne Line". Public Transport Victoria.
  10. ^ Traralgon – Melbourne timetable Public Transport Victoria
  11. ^ Bairnsdale – Melbourne timetable Public Transport Victoria
  12. ^ "901 Frankston - Melbourne Airport (SMARTBUS Service)". Public Transport Victoria.
  13. ^ "800 Dandenong - Chadstone via Princes Highway & Oakleigh". Public Transport Victoria.
  14. ^ "802 Dandenong - Chadstone via Mulgrave & Oakleigh". Public Transport Victoria.
  15. ^ "804 Dandenong - Chadstone via Wheelers Hill & Oakleigh". Public Transport Victoria.
  16. ^ "811 Dandenong - Brighton via Heatherton Road & Springvale". Public Transport Victoria.
  17. ^ "812 Dandenong - Brighton via Parkmore Shopping Centre". Public Transport Victoria.
  18. ^ "813 Dandenong - Waverley Gardens SC". Public Transport Victoria.
  19. ^ "814 Springvale South - Dandenong via Waverley Gardens Shopping Centre & Springvale". Public Transport Victoria.
  20. ^ "815 Dandenong - Noble Park". Public Transport Victoria.
  21. ^ "828 Hampton - Berwick Station via Southland SC & Dandenong". Public Transport Victoria.
  22. ^ "843 Dandenong Station - Endeavour Hills via Endeavour Hills SC". Public Transport Victoria.
  23. ^ "844 Dandenong - Doveton via McCrae Street". Public Transport Victoria.
  24. ^ "845 Dandenong - Mossgiel Park via John Fawkner Drive". Public Transport Victoria.
  25. ^ "848 Dandenong - Brandon Park Shopping Centre via Waverley Gardens Shopping Centre". Public Transport Victoria.
  26. ^ "849 Dandenong - Mossgiel Park via Gleneagles Drive". Public Transport Victoria.
  27. ^ "850 Dandenong - Glen Waverley via Mulgrave & Brandon Park". Public Transport Victoria.
  28. ^ "857 Chelsea - Dandenong via Patterson Lakes". Public Transport Victoria.
  29. ^ "861 Dandenong - Endeavour Hills via Thomas Mitchell Drive". Public Transport Victoria.
  30. ^ "862 Dandenong - Chadstone via North Dandenong & Oakleigh". Public Transport Victoria.
  31. ^ "890 Dandenong Station - Lynbrook Station". Public Transport Victoria.
  32. ^ "892 Casey Central SC - Dandenong Station via Hampton Park SC". Public Transport Victoria.
  33. ^ "893 Cranbourne Park SC - Dandenong Station". Public Transport Victoria.
  34. ^ a b Cowes & Inverloch – Melbourne timetable Public Transport Corporation

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