Fairfield railway station, Melbourne

Fairfield railway station is located on the Hurstbridge line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the north-eastern Melbourne suburb of Fairfield, and opened on 8 May 1888 as Fairfield Park. It was renamed Fairfield on 14 November 1943.[1]

Fairfield
PTV commuter rail station
Fairfield Westbound View.jpg
Westbound view from Platform 2 in November 2022
General information
LocationRailway Place,
Fairfield, Victoria 3078
City of Darebin
Australia
Coordinates37°46′45″S 145°01′01″E / 37.7792°S 145.0169°E / -37.7792; 145.0169Coordinates: 37°46′45″S 145°01′01″E / 37.7792°S 145.0169°E / -37.7792; 145.0169
Owned byVicTrack
Operated byMetro Trains
Line(s)Hurstbridge
Distance9.15 kilometres from
Southern Cross
Platforms2 side
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus
Construction
Structure typeGround
Parking70
Bicycle facilities54
Disabled accessYes—step free access
Other information
StatusOperational, Host Station
Station codeFFD
Fare zoneMyki Zone 1
WebsitePublic Transport Victoria
History
Opened8 May 1888; 134 years ago (1888-05-08)
Electrified1500 V DC overhead (July 1921)
Previous namesFairfield Park (1888-1943)
Services
Preceding station Railways in Melbourne Metro Trains Following station
Dennis Hurstbridge line Alphington
towards Hurstbridge
Former services
Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Junction   Outer Circle line   Fulham Grange
  List of closed railway stations in Melbourne  

From 1891 to 1893, Fairfield was the junction for the northern end of the former Outer Circle line,[2] and was later the junction for the APM Siding, which operated from 1919 to the 1990s, and served the nearby Australian Paper Manufacturers paper mill. In 1969, boom barriers replaced interlocked gates at the Station Street level crossing, located at the Down end of the station.[3]

In 1999, the station building on Platform 1 underwent restoration works.[4]

Fairfield Industrial Dog Object (FIDO), a 6-metre-tall wooden sculpture of a dog, is located adjacent to the level crossing, at the eastern end of Platform 2.

Platforms and servicesEdit

Fairfield has two side platforms, and is served by Hurstbridge line trains.[5]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Transport linksEdit

Dysons operates two routes via Fairfield station, under contract to Public Transport Victoria:

  •  567 : NorthcoteRegent station[6]
  •  609 : Hawthorn StationFairfield[7]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fairfield Vicsig
  2. ^ David Beardsell & Bruce Herbert (1979). The Outer Circle: A history of the Oakleigh to Fairfield Park Railway. Australian Railway Historical Society. ISBN 0-85849-024-2.
  3. ^ S0092: Station Street Vicsig
  4. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. December 1999. p. 376.
  5. ^ "Hurstbridge Line". Public Transport Victoria.
  6. ^ "567 Northcote - Regent via Northland". Public Transport Victoria.
  7. ^ "609 Hawthorn to Fairfield via Kew". Public Transport Victoria.

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