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Cranbourne Line

Cranbourne station overview, 5 August 2014. Photo: Thebusofdoom, Wikimedia Commons.

Year Opened:

Dandenong–Cranbourne 1888



Lynbrook, Merinda Park, Cranbourne


Typical Journey Time:

58 minutes (Flinders Street–Cranbourne)


Typical Peak Frequency:

3 minutes (Caulfield); 6 minutes (Dandenong); 15 minutes (Cranbourne)


Typical Off-peak Frequency:

5 minutes (Caulfield); 10 minutes (Dandenong); 20 minutes (Cranbourne)


Typical Weekend Frequency:

5 minutes (Caulfield); 10 minutes (Dandenong); 20 minutes (Cranbourne)

The Cranbourne line is a branch line in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. It branches from the Pakenham line at Dandenong. The line is single track and has a crossing loop at Lynbrook. From Cranbourne services previously extended to Leongatha, Port Albert and Woodside. Between the city and Dandenong, services typically alternate between services terminating at Cranbourne and services terminating at Pakenham. Most services run express between South Yarra and Caulfield, and then stop at all stations. Weekday trains run anticlockwise around the City Loop until the middle of the day and then clockwise after this time, also running anticlockwise on weekends.



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