Mentone railway station facts for kids
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Building on platform 1 prior to grade separation works
|Location||Como Parade West, Mentone|
|Distance||24.36 kilometres from Southern Cross|
|Fare zone||Myki zone 2|
|Website||Public Transport Victoria|
|Opened||19 December 1881|
|Closed||20 March 2020|
|Rebuilt||20 July 2020|
|Passengers (2008-2009)||0.915 million|
|Passengers (2009-2010)||0.927 million 1.31%|
|Passengers (2010-2011)||0.980 million 5.72%|
|Passengers (2011-2012)||1.031 million 5.2%|
|Passengers (2012-2013)||Not measured|
|Passengers (2013-2014)||0.902 million 12.51%|
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.
- : all stations services to Frankston
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.
Transdev Melbourne operates one SmartBus route via Mentone station:
- 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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