Preston railway station, Melbourne

Preston railway station, Melbourne


DISTANCE=11.2 km
STATUS=Premium Station
ZONE=1+2 overlap

Preston is a railway station in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in the suburb of Preston, on the Epping railway line. Preston is classed as a Premium Station and is in Metcard Zones 1+2.


The station is located at the southern end of the Murray Road level crossing and the northern end of the Cramer Street level crossing, with station access from both.

The station consists of two side platforms: Platform 1 (Flinders Street bound) has a large brick building with an enclosed waiting room, a ticket office and toilets, while platform 2 (Epping bound) has a smaller brick building. A large Metcard machine is located inside the waiting room, which is able to dispense most ticketing options available and also accept notes, coins and debit cards. A small coin-only Metcard machine is located at the entrance to platform 2.

Preston Market is located at the front of the citybound platform.


Preston station opened on October 8, 1889 as "Preston - Murray Road". It was later renamed to "Preston" in 1905. [ [ VICSIG Infrastructure - Preston] ] It was upgraded to Premium Station status in 1998.cite journal
year = 1997
month = October
title = Upgrading Eltham to a Premium Station
journal = Newsrail
publisher = Australian Railway Heritage Society (Victorian Division)
pages = page 310


Line=Epping line

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