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Burnley railway station is located on the Lilydale, Belgrave, Alamein and Glen Waverley lines in Victoria, Australia. It serves the inner eastern Melbourne suburb of Burnley opening as Burnley Street on 1 May 1880 being 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
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

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 at the eastern end was completed 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 upgraded to quadruple track. The third line 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) features a large building with a customer service window, an enclosed waiting room and toilets. Burnley is serviced by Metro Trains' Lilydale, Belgrave, Alamein and Glen Waverley line services.[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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