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Burnley railway station

Burnley railway station is located on the Lilydale, Belgrave, Alamein and Glen Waverley lines in Victoria, Australia, and serves the inner eastern Melbourne suburb of Burnley. The station opened as Burnley Street on 1 May 1880, and was renamed Burnley on 1 September 1882.[1]

Burnley Railway Station.jpg
View from platform 3 looking towards Melbourne in May 2014.
LocationBurnley Street, Burnley
Coordinates37°49′39″S 145°00′24″E / 37.82743°S 145.00657°E / -37.82743; 145.00657Coordinates: 37°49′39″S 145°00′24″E / 37.82743°S 145.00657°E / -37.82743; 145.00657
Owned byVicTrack
Operated byMetro Trains
Glen Waverley
Distance5.33 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms4 (2 island)
Structure typeGround
Other information
StatusPremium station
Station codeBLY
Fare zoneMyki zone 1
WebsitePublic Transport Victoria
Opened1 May 1880
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Lilydale line
towards Lilydale
Belgrave line
towards Belgrave
Alamein line
towards Alamein
Glen Waverley line
towards Glen Waverley

Train stabling facilities are located at the eastern end of the station, adjacent to the Glen Waverley line, while an additional, little-used siding is located at the western end.

In August 1943, as part of the Ashworth Improvement Plan, a flyover was constructed east of the station to allow Glen Waverley line trains to cross over the Hawthorn-bound line.[2]

In 1966, the signal box was rebuilt, the Burnley Street level crossing was grade-separated and the line towards Richmond expanded to quadruple track. The third track to Hawthorn was commissioned in 1972.[3] The stabling facilities were provided in 1997, as part of the closure and replacement of Jolimont Yard.[4]

Facilities, platforms & servicesEdit

Burnley has two island platforms. The southern island platform (platforms 1 & 2) includes a large building, which includes a customer service window, an enclosed waiting room, and toilets. Burnley is served by Metro Trains Lilydale, Belgrave, Alamein and Glen Waverley line trains.[5][6][7][8]

Platforms 1 & 2:

Platform 3 & 4:

Transport linksEdit

Yarra Trams operates one route via Burnley station:


  1. ^ Burnley Vicsig
  2. ^ SE Dornan & RG Henderson (1979). Electric Railways of Victoria. Australian Electric Traction Society. p. 33. ISBN 0-909459-06-1.
  3. ^ Burnley Interlocking Information Vicsig
  4. ^ Public Transport Corporation signalling diagram "Burnley Stabling Sidings: 65/97". Retrieved 20 July 2008.[dead link]
  5. ^ "Lilydale Line". Public Transport Victoria.
  6. ^ "Belgrave Line". Public Transport Victoria.
  7. ^ "Alamein Line". Public Transport Victoria.
  8. ^ "Glen Waverley Line". Public Transport Victoria.
  9. ^ "70 Waterfront City Docklands - Wattle Park". Public Transport Victoria.

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