Pakenham railway station is located on the Gippsland line, in Victoria, Australia. It opened on 8 October 1877,[2] and serves the south-eastern Melbourne satellite suburb of Pakenham. It is the terminus of the electrified Pakenham line from Flinders Street.

The current island platform was provided in 1959.[3] In 1970, the station buildings were replaced with a new pebblestone structure, and in 1975, electrified suburban services were extended to the station. Further upgrades to the station occurred in 1979/1980.[4] Boom barriers were provided at the Main Street level crossing in 1986.[5] It was upgraded to a premium station on 15 March 1997.[6] Since 2001, it has been the extremity of the electrified network.

Stabling facilities are located directly south of the station. In March 2014, it was announced that a new train servicing facility would be built at Pakenham East.[7]

Pakenham was the scene of a collision between Hitachi carriage 353D and guards van 286ZL on 16 April 1980. The guards van was destroyed in the collision, and the Hitachi carriage was later scrapped.[8]

Platforms & services

Pakenham has one island platform. It is served by terminating Metro Trains Pakenham line trains, and V/Line Traralgon and Bairnsdale services.[9][10][11] Metro Trains generally use Platform 1, with westbound V/Line services often crossing to Platform 2 to pass stabled trains.

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

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

Transport links

Ventura Bus Lines operates six routes to and from Pakenham station, under contract to Public Transport Victoria:



  1. ^ a b c d e f "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 [1] Archived 3 November 2016 at the Wayback Machine)
  2. ^ Pakenham Vicsig
  3. ^ "Way & Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. February 1975. p. 46.
  4. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. August 1979. p. 174.
  5. ^ Andrew Waugh. "VR History by Andrew Waugh - Pakenham" (PDF). Retrieved 24 February 2009.
  6. ^ "Upgrading Eltham to a Premium Station". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. October 1997. p. 310.
  7. ^ "Victorian Government announces multi-billion dollar Cranbourne-Pakenham rail corridor project". Urbananalyst. 11 March 2014. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Pakenham Collision". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. May 1980. p. 97.
  9. ^ "Pakenham Line". Public Transport Victoria.
  10. ^ Traralgon - Melbourne timetable Public Transport Victoria
  11. ^ Bairnsdale - Melbourne timetable Public Transport Victoria
  12. ^ "840 Gembrook - Pakenham via Pakenham Upper". Public Transport Victoria.
  13. ^ "925 Pakenham Station - Lakeside via The Avenue". Public Transport Victoria.
  14. ^ "926 Pakenham Station - Fountain Gate Shopping Centre via Lakeside & Beaconsfield". Public Transport Victoria.
  15. ^ "927 Pakenham Station - Pakenham North via Meadowvale". Public Transport Victoria.
  16. ^ "928 Pakenham Station - Cardinia Road Station". Public Transport Victoria.
  17. ^ "929 Pakenham Station - Pakenham North via Army Rd & Windermere Bvd". Public Transport Victoria.

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