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This is a list of the 200 currently operating suburban railway stations (216 including greater metropolitan stations) in Melbourne, Australia. The stations make up 16 railway lines going out from the city (and 4 greater metropolitan lines), as well as the central City Loop.

There are also a further 19 stations on 3 old, volunteer-operated, tourist railways. These are not a part of the suburban network.

Stations are broken up into 2 Myki ticketing zones (some stations are included in both zones, where tickets for either zone may be used), as well as the City Saver area, which is within Zone 1 and covers the central business district. On March 4, 2007 zone 3 was made part of zone 2.

  • Stations listed in bold are "terminus" stations, where trains sometimes stop and change direction. On some lines, some trains will be timetabled not to go to the end of the line. Shuttle trains are also run back and forth between terminus stations on some lines.
  • Stations listed in italics are "premium stations" that are manned first to last train by staff who provide extra help and information to commuters.
  • Stations followed by a star ( * ) are "host stations". These stations are manned during peak hours only. Some are manned only during morning peak, some during both morning and evening peaks.
  • Listed in brackets after each station is that station's 3-letter code. These codes are used by the railway control system, but can also be used when looking up the Connex SMS Timetable.

For detailed travel information, do not rely only on this page; please go to the Metlink website.

City Loop

Zone 1 & City Saver

Southeastern lines (Caulfield group)

56 stations

Frankston line

Separates from the Pakenham line at Caulfield station.

19 stations

Zone 1
  • Glenhuntly (GHY) *
Zones 1 & 2 overlap
  • Ormond (OMD) *
  • McKinnon (MCK)
  • Bentleigh (BEN)
Zone 2
  • Patterson (PAT)
  • Moorabbin (MRN)
  • Highett (HIG)
  • Cheltenham (CTM)
  • Mentone (MEN) *
  • Parkdale (PKD)
  • Mordialloc (MOR)
  • Aspendale (ASP)
  • Edithvale (EDI)
  • Chelsea (CSA)
  • Bonbeach (BON)
  • Carrum (CAR)
  • Seaford (SEA)
  • Kananook (KAN)
  • Frankston (FKN)

The Stony Point line is a greater metropolitan line that joins the Frankston line.

Pakenham line

Separates from the Sandringham line at South Yarra station.

23 stations

Zone 1
  • Hawksburn (HKN)
  • Toorak (TOR)
  • Armadale (ARM) *
  • Malvern (MAL) *
  • Caulfield (CFD) - Frankston line separates
  • Carnegie (CNE) *
  • Murrumbeena (MRB) *
Zones 1 & 2 overlap
  • Hughesdale (HUG)
  • Oakleigh (OAK)
  • Huntingdale (HUN) *
Zone 2
  • Clayton (CLA)
  • Westall (WTL)
  • Springvale (SPG)
  • Sandown Park (SNP)
  • Noble Park (NPK) *
  • Yarraman (YMN)
  • Dandenong (DNG) - Cranbourne line separates, trains run back and forth to Cranbourne station
  • Hallam (HLM)
  • Narre Warren (NWA)
  • Berwick (BEW)
  • Beaconsfield (BFD)
  • Officer (OFC)
  • Pakenham (PKM)

The Traralgon line is a regional line that continues the Pakenham line.

Cranbourne line

Separates from the Pakenham line at Dandenong station.

Zone 2
  • Merinda Park (MPK)
  • Cranbourne (CBE)

Sandringham line

Separates from the Eastern lines (Burnley group) at Richmond station.

12 stations

Zone 1
  • South Yarra (SYR) - Pakenham line separates
  • Prahran (PRA) *
  • Windsor (WIN) *
  • Balaclava (BCV) *
  • Ripponlea (RIP) *
  • Elsternwick (ELS)
  • Gardenvale (GVE)
Zones 1 & 2 overlap
  • North Brighton (NBN) *
  • Middle Brighton (MBN) *
  • Brighton Beach (BBH)
Zone 2
  • Hampton (HAM)
  • Sandringham (SHM)

Western and northwestern lines (Northern group)

53 stations

Craigieburn line

Separates from the City Loop at Southern Cross and Flagstaff stations.

14 stations

Zone 1 & City Saver
Zone 1
  • Kensington (KEN)
  • Newmarket (NKT) * - Flemington Racecourse line separates
  • Ascot Vale (ASV) *
  • Moonee Ponds (MPD) *
  • Essendon (ESD) *
  • Glenbervie (GBV)
  • Strathmore (SME)
Zones 1 & 2 overlap
  • Pascoe Vale (PVL)
  • Oak Park (OKP)
  • Glenroy (GRY)
Zone 2
  • Jacana (JAC)
  • Broadmeadows (BMS)
  • Roxburgh Park (RXP)
  • Craigieburn (CGB)

Upfield line

Separates from the Craigieburn railway line at North Melbourne station.

13 stations

Zone 1
  • Macaulay (MAC)
  • Flemington Bridge (FBD)
  • Royal Park (RPK)
  • Jewell (JWL)
  • Brunswick (BWK)
  • Anstey (ASY)
  • Moreland (MLD)
  • Coburg (COB)
Zones 1 & 2 overlap
  • Batman (BAT)
  • Merlynston (MYN)
  • Fawkner (FAK)
Zone 2
  • Gowrie (GOW)
  • Upfield (UFD)

Sydenham line

Separates from the Craigieburn railway line at North Melbourne station.

12 stations

Zone 1
  • South Kensington (SKN)
  • Footscray (FSY) - Williamstown line separates
  • Middle Footscray (MFY)
  • West Footscray (WFY)
  • Tottenham (TOT)
Zones 1 & 2 overlap
  • Sunshine (SUN) - greater metropolitan Melton line separates
  • Albion (ALB) *
Zone 2
  • Ginifer (GIN)
  • St Albans (SAB)
  • Keilor Plans (KPL)
  • Sydenham/Watergardens (SDM)

The Sunbury line is a greater metropolitan line that joins the Sydenham line.

Williamstown line

Separates from the Sydenham line at Footscray station.

7 stations

Zone 1
  • Seddon (SEN)
  • Yarraville (YVE) *
  • Spotswood (SPT)
  • Newport (NPT) - Werribee line separates, trains go back and forth to Williamstown station, separates to Newport railway workshops
  • North Williamstown (NWN)
  • Williamstown Beach (WBH)
  • Williamstown (WIL)

Werribee line

Separates from the Williamstown line at Newport station.

7 stations

Zone 1
  • Seaholme (SHE)
Zones 1 & 2 overlap
  • Altona (ALT)
  • Westona (WTO)
  • Laverton (LAV)
Zone 2
  • Aircraft (ACF)
  • Hoppers Crossing (HCG) *
  • Werribee (WER)

The Geelong and Warrnambool regional lines join the Werribee line.

Flemington Racecourse line (Special events only)

Separates from the Craigieburn railway line at Newmarket station. Trains may start running on this line every day, as part of renewing the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds.

Zone 1
  • Showgrounds (SGS)
  • Flemington Racecourse (RCE)

Eastern lines (Burnley group)

49 stations

Lilydale line

Separates from the City Loop at Flinders Street and Parliament stations.

23 stations

Zone 1
  • Richmond (RMD)
  • East Richmond (ERM)
  • Burnley (BLY) * - Glen Waverley line separates
  • Hawthorn (HAW)
  • Glenferrie (GFE)
  • Auburn (AUB) *
  • Camberwell (CAM) - Alamein line separates, trains run back and forth to Alamein station
  • East Camberwell (ECM)
Zones 1 & 2 overlap
  • Canterbury (CBY)
  • Chatham (CHM)
  • Surrey Hills (SHL)
  • Mont Albert (MAB)
Zone 2
  • Box Hill (BOX)
  • Laburnum (LAB)
  • Blackburn (BBN)
  • Nunawading (NWG) *
  • Mitcham (MCH)
  • Heatherdale (HTD) *
  • Ringwood (RWD) - Belgrave line separates
  • Ringwood East (RWE)
  • Croydon (CDN)
  • Mooroolbark (MLK)
  • Lilydale (LIL)

Glen Waverley line

Separates from the Lilydale line at Burnley station.

12 stations

Zone 1
  • Heyington (HEY)
  • Kooyong (KYG)
  • Tooronga (TGA) *
  • Gardiner (GAR)
  • Glen Iris (GIR)
Zones 1 & 2 overlap
  • Darling (DLG)
  • East Malvern (EMV)
  • Holmesglen (HOL) *
Zone 2
  • Jordanville (JOR)
  • Mount Waverley (MWY)
  • Syndal (SYN) *
  • Glen Waverley (GWY)

Belgrave line

Separates from the Lilydale line at Ringwood station.

8 stations

Zone 2
  • Heathmont (HMT)
  • Bayswater (BAY)
  • Boronia (BOR)
  • Ferntree Gully (FTG)
  • Upper Ferntree Gully (UFG)
  • Upwey (UPW)
  • Tecoma (TCM)
  • Belgrave (BEG)

Alamein line

Separates from the Lilydale line at Camberwell station.

6 stations

Zone 1
  • Riversdale (RIV)
  • Willison (WSN)
  • Hartwell (HWL)
  • Burwood (BWD)
  • Ashburton (ASH)
  • Alamein (ALM)

Northeastern lines (Clifton Hill group)

37 stations

Hurstbridge line

Separates from the City Loop at Flinders Street and Parliament stations.

23 stations

Zone 1 & City Saver
  • Jolimont (JLI)
Zone 1
  • West Richmond (WRM)
  • North Richmond (NRM)
  • Collingwood (CWD)
  • Victoria Park (VPK)
  • Clifton Hill (CHL) - Epping line separates
  • Westgarth (WTG)
  • Dennis (DEN)
  • Fairfield (FFD) *
  • Alphington (ALP)
  • Darebin (DBN)
Zones 1 & 2 overlap
  • Ivanhoe (IVA)
  • Eaglemont (EAG)
  • Heidelberg (HDB)
Zone 2
  • Rosanna (ROS)
  • Macleod (MCD)
  • Watsonia (WAT) *
  • Greensborough (GRN)
  • Montmorency (MMY)
  • Eltham (ELT)
  • Diamond Creek (DCK)
  • Wattle Glen (WTT)
  • Hurstbridge (HBE)

Epping line

Separates from the Hurstbridge line at Clifton Hill station.

14 stations

Zone 1
  • Rushall (RUS)
  • Merri (MER)
  • Northcote (NCE)
  • Croxton (CXT)
  • Thornbury (TBY)
  • Bell (BEL)
Zones 1 & 2 overlap
  • Preston (PRE)
  • Regent (REG)
  • Reservoir (RES)
Zone 2
  • Ruthven (RUT)
  • Keon Park (KPK)
  • Thomastown (TSN)
  • Lalor (LAL)
  • Epping (EPP)

Greater metropolitan lines

These lines have trains pulled by diesel engines and railcar services, and use Myki tickets. All trains are run by V/Line, except for the Stony Point line run by Metro Trains Melbourne using engines borrowed from V/Line Passenger.

15 stations

Stony Point line

Begins at Frankston station on the Frankston line.

9 stations

Zone 2
  • Leawarra (LWA)
  • Baxter (BXR)
  • Somerville (SVE)
  • Tyabb (TAB)
  • Hastings (HST)
  • Bittern (BIT)
  • Morradoo (MRO)
  • Crib Point (CPT)
  • Stony Point (STY)

Melton line

Separates from the Sydenham line at Sunshine station.

Zone 2
  • Ardeer (ADE)
  • Deer Park (DRP)
  • Rockbank (RKB)
  • Melton (MVT)

The Ballarat regional line is joined to the Melton line.

Sunbury line

Continues from the Sydenham line.

Zone 2
  • Diggers Rest (DIT)
  • Sunbury (SBY)

The Bendigo regional line is joined to the Sunbury line.

Tourist railways

These lines are run part-time (full-time in the case of Puffing Billy) by groups of people who want to keep old trains running, and are do not use Myki tickets.

19 stations

Puffing Billy Railway

12 stations. In this list only, a star ( * ) shows stations at which trains do not normally stop, and are there mainly to be historic.

  • Belgrave (Puffing Billy station)
  • Selby*
  • Menzies Creek
  • Clematis*
  • Emerald
  • Nobelius*
  • Lakeside
  • Wright*
  • Cockatoo
  • Fielder*
  • Gembrook

Mornington Railway

  • Moorooduc
  • Tanti Park
  • Mornington

Yarra Valley Tourist Railway

  • Yarra Glen
  • Tarrawarra
  • Healesville

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