Belgrave railway station from pedestrian bridge, 31 July 2014. Photo: Lankyrider, Wikimedia Commons.
Ringwood–Upper Ferntree Gully 1889; Upper Ferntree Gully–Belgrave 1962
Heathmont, Bayswater, Boronia, Ferntree Gully, Upper Ferntree Gully, Upwey, Tecoma, Belgrave
Typical Journey Time:
80 minutes all stops; 60 minutes express (Flinders Street–Belgrave)
Typical Peak Frequency:
4 minutes (Camberwell); 4 minutes (Blackburn); 5 minutes (Ringwood); 15 minutes (Belgrave)
Typical Off-peak Frequency:
15 minutes (Camberwell, Blackburn, Ringwood); 30 minutes (Belgrave)
Typical Weekend Frequency:
10 minutes (Camberwell, Blackburn, Ringwood); 20 minutes (Belgrave)
The Belgrave line extends to the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. It branches from the Lilydale line at Ringwood. The line is double track as far as Ferntree Gully, and single track between Ferntree Gully and the terminus, with crossing loops at Upper Ferntree Gully and Upwey. Most services on the Belgrave line stop at all stations, with some express trains operating on weekdays. Some weekday services on the line terminate at Blackburn. Between the city and Ringwood, weekend services typically alternate between services terminating at Lilydale and services terminating at Belgrave. Early morning and late night trains operate as a shuttle service between Ringwood and Belgrave, with connecting trains from the city. Weekday trains run anticlockwise around the City Loop until the middle of the day and then clockwise after this time, also running clockwise on weekends. Passengers can join the Puffing Billy tourist railway at Belgrave.