Murrumbeena railway station

Coordinates: 37°53′25″S 145°04′02″E / 37.8903°S 145.0673°E / -37.8903; 145.0673
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PTV commuter rail station
North-west bound view from Platform 1 in June 2018
General information
LocationNeerim Road,
Murrumbeena, Victoria 3163
City of Glen Eira
Coordinates37°53′25″S 145°04′02″E / 37.8903°S 145.0673°E / -37.8903; 145.0673
Owned byVicTrack
Operated byMetro Trains
Distance14.42 kilometres from
Southern Cross
Platforms2 (1 island)
ConnectionsList of bus routes in Melbourne Bus
Structure typeElevated
Parking270 spaces
Bicycle facilitiesYes
AccessibleYes—step free access
Other information
StatusOperational, premium station
Station codeMRB
Fare zoneMyki Zone 1
WebsitePublic Transport Victoria
Opened14 May 1879; 144 years ago (1879-05-14)
Rebuilt18 June 2018 (LXRP)
ElectrifiedMarch 1922 (1500 V DC overhead)
2006–2007723,614[1]Increase 7.56%
2007–2008773,775[1]Increase 6.93%
2008–2009822,734[2]Increase 6.32%
2009–2010819,486[2]Decrease 0.39%
2010–2011860,538[2]Increase 5%
2011–2012803,638[2]Decrease 6.61%
2012–2013Not measured[2]
2013–2014800,323[2]Decrease 0.41%
2014–2015805,593[1]Increase 0.65%
2015–2016923,028[2]Increase 14.57%
2016–2017752,748[2]Decrease 18.44%
2017–2018572,257[2]Decrease 23.97%
2018–2019779,433[2]Increase 36.2%
2019–2020625,600[2]Decrease 19.73%
2020–2021318,600[2]Decrease 49.07%
2021–2022351,600[3]Increase 10.35%
Preceding station Railways in Melbourne Metro Trains Following station
Carnegie Pakenham line Hughesdale
towards Cranbourne or Pakenham
Cranbourne line
Track layout

Murrumbeena railway station is located on the Pakenham and Cranbourne lines in Victoria, Australia. It serves the south-eastern Melbourne suburb of Murrumbeena, and it opened on 14 May 1879.[4]


Opening one month after the railway line from Caulfield was extended to Oakleigh,[4] Murrumbeena station gets its name from Mirambena Road, its name believed to be derived from an Indigenous word meaning 'belonging to you', 'welcome', or 'land of frogs'.[5][6] The name may also refer to a member of the native police.[5][6]

A siding was once located at the down end of Platform 2. In 1972, it was reduced in length and,[4] in 1977, it was removed altogether.[4]

The station once had a signal box at the up end of Platform 1, which was removed in 1979, when boom barriers were provided at the former Murrumbeena Road level crossing, which was also located at the up end of the station.[7][8]

In March 2014, the Level Crossing Removal Authority announced a grade separation project to replace the Murrumbeena Road level crossing immediately to the west of the station, being done so as part of its elevated railway project. The historic station (protected by a local heritage overlay) and associated footbridge were removed and replaced with a temporary station until the completion of the project.[9] On 18 June 2018, the rebuilt station opened, with services commencing on the new elevated lines.[10]

Platforms and services[edit]

Murrumbeena has one island platform with two faces. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Pakenham and Cranbourne line services.[11][12]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Future services:
In addition to the current services, the Network Development Plan – Metropolitan Rail proposes linking the Pakenham and Cranbourne lines to both the Sunbury line and under-construction Melbourne Airport rail link via the Metro Tunnel.[13]

Transport links[edit]

CDC Melbourne operates one bus route via Murrumbeena station, under contract to Public Transport Victoria:

  •  624 : KewOakleigh station[14]

Ventura Bus Lines operates two routes via Murrumbeena station, under contract to Public Transport Victoria:



  1. ^ a b c d Estimated Annual Patronage by Network Segment Financial Year 2005–2006 to 2018–19 Archived 17 April 2022 at the Wayback Machine 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 Archived 17 December 2022 at the Wayback Machine Philip Mallis
  3. ^ Annual metropolitan train station patronage (station entries) Archived 6 March 2023 at the Wayback Machine Data Vic
  4. ^ a b c d "Murrumbeena". Archived from the original on 10 December 2022. Retrieved 21 January 2023.
  5. ^ a b "Murrumbeena". Victorian Places. Archived from the original on 2 December 2022. Retrieved 21 January 2023.
  6. ^ a b First, Jamie (7 January 2014). "The A-Z story of Melbourne's suburbs". Herald Sun. Archived from the original on 26 December 2022. Retrieved 21 January 2023.
  7. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. August 1979. p. 174.
  8. ^ John Sinnatt (January 1990). "Level Crossing Protection". Somersault. Signalling Record Society Victoria. pp. 9–17.
  9. ^ "Major works start on nine level crossings". 28 August 2016. Archived from the original on 1 September 2016. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  10. ^ "Every Caulfield to Dandenong level crossing gone". Victoria's Big Build. 19 June 2018. Archived from the original on 5 May 2023. Retrieved 5 May 2023.
  11. ^ "Pakenham Line". Public Transport Victoria.
  12. ^ "Cranbourne Line". Public Transport Victoria.
  13. ^ "Network Development Plan Metropolitan Rail Overview" (PDF). Public Transport Victoria. December 2012. Archived (PDF) from the original on 19 September 2021. Retrieved 13 February 2023.
  14. ^ "624 Kew – Oakleigh via Caulfield & Carnegie & Darling and Chadstone (from 30 Jan 2023)". Public Transport Victoria. Retrieved 5 May 2023.
  15. ^ "627 Moorabbin Station - Chadstone SC via Bentleigh". Public Transport Victoria. Retrieved 28 October 2021.
  16. ^ "822 Chadstone SC - Sandringham via Murrumbeena & Southland SC (From 02-12-2018)". Public Transport Victoria. Retrieved 10 March 2019.

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