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Mentone Railway Station.jpg
Building on platform 1 prior to grade separation works
Location Como Parade West, Mentone
Coordinates 37°58′55″S 145°03′55″E / 37.9820°S 145.0652°E / -37.9820; 145.0652
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by Metro
Line(s) Frankston
Distance 24.36 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 2
Connections Bus
Structure type Underground
Parking 300
Bicycle facilities 8
Other information
Status Premium station
Station code MEN
Fare zone Myki zone 2
Website Public Transport Victoria
Opened 19 December 1881
Closed 20 March 2020
Rebuilt 20 July 2020
Electrified Yes
Previous names
  • Balcombe Road
  • Balcombe
Passengers (2008-2009) 0.915 million
Passengers (2009-2010) 0.927 million Increase 1.31%
Passengers (2010-2011) 0.980 million Increase 5.72%
Passengers (2011-2012) 1.031 million Increase 5.2%
Passengers (2012-2013) Not measured
Passengers (2013-2014) 0.902 million Decrease 12.51%
Preceding station Metro Trains Following station
towards Werribee or Williamstown via Flinders Street
Frankston line Parkdale
towards Frankston

Mentone is a railway station on the Frankston line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the south-eastern Melbourne suburb of Mentone, and opened on 19 December 1881 as Balcombe Road. It was renamed Balcombe on 1 September 1882, and took its present name on 7 January 1884. It is classed as a Premium station and it is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.

A number of sidings and a head shunt were removed at the station in late 1984/early 1985. A former siding also existed until the 1940s, running across Station Street to a timber yard. The former adjacent railway crossing on Balcombe Road was the first in Melbourne to have boom gates.

Platforms & services

Mentone has two side platforms. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Frankston line services.

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

  •  Frankston line : all stations services to Frankston

Station upgrade

Mentone Station closed from 8.15pm Friday 20 March 2020 until 20 July to allow for works to remove the three level crossings at Balcombe, Charman and Park Roads and to build a new Mentone station. The new station is now open and in operation.

Transport links

Transdev Melbourne operates one SmartBus route via Mentone station:

  •  SmartBus  903: Altona station - Mordialloc station

Ventura Bus Lines operates four routes via Mentone station:

  • 708: Carrum station - Hampton station
  • 811: Dandenong station - Middle Brighton station
  • 812: Moorabbin station - Middle Brighton station
  • 825: Moorabbin station - Westfield Southland

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