Kananook railway station is located on the Frankston line, in Victoria, Australia. It serves the south-eastern Melbourne suburb of Seaford, and opened on 25 August 1975.[1] It was named after nearby Kananook Creek.

To accommodate the station and allow construction, the Up and Down lines were slewed in March 1974.[2] At the same time, the current Klauer Street overpass, located at the Up end of the station, was provided, replacing the Wells Road level crossing.[3]

Parts of the station were upgraded in 1991, including the pedestrian overpass and car park.[4] Further upgrades occurred in 2007, as part of the EastLink road project, linking Ringwood to Frankston.[5] The station building was dismantled and replaced with a shelter, and a freeway noise protection wall was constructed.

The old station building was a semi large fibro building at the centre of the station, with two semi-enclosed waiting areas on the platforms, with a disused booking office near the entrance of the station.

The station was featured in the first episode of the television series Sensing Murder, which aired on Network Ten in September 2004.

To the east of the station is the access track for the Kananook Train Storage Facility, which is located north of the station.

Platforms & services

Kananook has one island platform with two sides. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Frankston line services.[6]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Transport links

Transdev Melbourne operates one SmartBus route via Kananook station:

Ventura Bus Lines operates three routes via Kananook station:


  1. ^ Kananook Vicsig
  2. ^ "Way & Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. May 1974. p. 115.
  3. ^ "Way & Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. March 1975. p. 57.
  4. ^ "General News". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. May 1991. p. 146.
  5. ^ Funds boost for buses, stations The Age 14 October 2004
  6. ^ "Frankston Line". Public Transport Victoria.
  7. ^ "901 Frankston - Melbourne Airport (SMARTBUS Service)". Public Transport Victoria.
  8. ^ "778 Kananook - Carrum Downs via Lathams Rd". Public Transport Victoria.
  9. ^ "779 Frankston - Belvedere via Kananook". Public Transport Victoria.
  10. ^ "832 Frankston - Carrum Downs via Kananook & McCormicks Road". Public Transport Victoria.

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