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 it opened on 22 December 1860 as Greville Street. It was renamed Prahran on 1 January 1867.[2]

Prahran
Prahran Railway Station.jpg
View from platform 2 looking south in October 2014
LocationPorter Street, Prahran, Victoria 3181
Australia
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
Line(s)Sandringham
Distance6.72 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms2 side
Tracks2
ConnectionsTram
Construction
Structure typeGround
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusOperational; Host Station
Station codePRA
Fare zoneMyki Zone 1
WebsitePublic Transport Victoria
History
Opened22 December 1860
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesGreville Street
Passengers
2008-20090.946 million[1]
2009-20101.016 million[1]Increase 16.91%
2010-20111.150 million[1]Increase 3.98%
2011-20121.154 million[1]Increase 0.35%
2012-2013Not measured[1]
2013-20141.286 million[1]Increase 11.44%
Services
Preceding station Metro Trains Following station
South Yarra Sandringham line Windsor
towards Sandringham

Boom barriers replaced interlocked gates at the Greville Street level crossing, located at the Up end of the station, in 1962. The signal box was also abolished during this time.[2]

Automatic semaphore signals were replaced with light signals between Prahran and Windsor in October 1979.[3]

Platforms and servicesEdit

Prahran has two side platforms. It is serviced by Metro Trains Sandringham line services travelling between Flinders Street and Sandringham.[4]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Transport linksEdit

Yarra Trams operates three routes near Prahran station, along High Street, Commercial Road and Chapel Street:

ReferencesEdit

  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 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 November 2016. Retrieved 1 November 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link))
  2. ^ a b Prahran Vicsig
  3. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. April 1980. p. 77.
  4. ^ "Sandringham Line". Public Transport Victoria.
  5. ^ "6 Moreland - Glen Iris". Public Transport Victoria.
  6. ^ "72 Melbourne University - Camberwell". Public Transport Victoria.
  7. ^ "78 North Richmond - Balaclava via Prahran". Public Transport Victoria.

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