Prahran railway station

Prahran railway station (/pɛ'ræn) is located on the Sandringham line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the south-eastern Melbourne suburb of Prahran, and opened on 22 December 1860 as Greville Street. It was renamed Prahran on 1 January 1867.[3]

PTV commuter rail station
Prahran Railway Station.jpg
Southbound view from Platform 2, October 2014
General information
LocationPorter Street,
Prahran, Victoria 3181
City of Stonnington
Coordinates37°50′58″S 144°59′24″E / 37.8495°S 144.9899°E / -37.8495; 144.9899Coordinates: 37°50′58″S 144°59′24″E / 37.8495°S 144.9899°E / -37.8495; 144.9899
Owned byVicTrack
Operated byMetro Trains
Distance6.72 kilometres from
Southern Cross
Platforms2 side
Structure typeGround
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes—step free access
Other information
StatusOperational, Host Station
Station codePRA
Fare zoneMyki Zone 1
WebsitePublic Transport Victoria
Opened22 December 1860; 162 years ago (1860-12-22)
ElectrifiedMay 1919 (1500 V DC overhead)
Previous namesGreville Street (1860-1866)
2006-2007945,184[1]Increase 10.9%
2007-20081,040,526[1]Increase 10.08%
2008-2009945,683[2]Decrease 9.11%
2009-20101,016,071[2]Increase 7.44%
2010-20111,150,068[2]Increase 13.18%
2011-20121,153,810[2]Increase 0.32%
2012-2013Not measured[2]
2013-20141,285,541[2]Increase 11.41%
2014-20151,286,268[1]Increase 0.05%
2015-20161,341,311[2]Increase 4.27%
2016-20171,376,037[2]Increase 2.58%
2017-20181,371,597[2]Decrease 0.32%
2018-20191,156,066[2]Decrease 15.71%
2019-2020951,300[2]Decrease 17.71%
2020-2021473,550[2]Decrease 50.22%
Preceding station Railways in Melbourne Metro Trains Following station
South Yarra Sandringham line Windsor
towards Sandringham
Track layout
Greville Street


Prahran station opened on 22 December 1860, when the line from South Yarra was extended to Windsor.[3] Like the suburb itself, the station was named from the Indigenous word ‘purraran’, believed to mean ‘almost surrounded by water’.[4][5]

In 1962, boom barriers replaced interlocked gates at the Greville Street level crossing, located at the Up end of the station. The signal box that protected the level crossing was also abolished during that time.[3]

In October 1979, automatic semaphore signals were replaced with light signals between Prahran and Windsor.[6]

Platforms and servicesEdit

Prahran has two side platforms. It is served by Sandringham line trains.[7]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Transport linksEdit

Yarra Trams operates three routes via Prahran station:


  1. ^ a b c d Estimated Annual Patronage by Network Segment Financial Year 2005-2006 to 2018-19 Department of Transport
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Railway station and tram stop patronage in Victoria for 2008-2021 Philip Mallis
  3. ^ a b c "Prahran". Retrieved 20 January 2023.
  4. ^ "Prahran". Victorian Places. Retrieved 20 January 2023.
  5. ^ First, Jamie (7 January 2014). "The A-Z story of Melbourne's suburbs". Herald Sun. Retrieved 20 January 2023.
  6. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. April 1980. p. 77.
  7. ^ "Sandringham Line". Public Transport Victoria.
  8. ^ "6 Moreland - Glen Iris". Public Transport Victoria.
  9. ^ "72 Melbourne University - Camberwell". Public Transport Victoria.
  10. ^ "78 North Richmond - Balaclava via Prahran". Public Transport Victoria.

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