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Lilydale Line

X’Trapolis 100 train led by car 47M, Mont Albert station, 14 January 2017.

Year Opened:

Richmond–Pic Nic (near Hawthorn) 1860; Pic Nic (near Hawthorn)–Hawthorn 1861; Hawthorn–Lilydale 1882



Richmond, East Richmond, Burnley, Hawthorn, Glenferrie, Auburn, Camberwell, East Camberwell, Canterbury, Chatham, Union, Box Hill, Laburnum, Blackburn, Nunawading, Mitcham, Heatherdale, Ringwood, Ringwood East, Croydon, Mooroolbark, Lilydale


Typical Journey Time:

68 minutes all stops; 59 minutes express (Flinders Street–Lilydale)


Typical Peak Frequency:

4 minutes (Camberwell); 4 minutes (Blackburn); 5 minutes (Ringwood); 15 minutes (Lilydale)


Typical Off-peak Frequency:

15 minutes (Camberwell, Blackburn, Ringwood); 30 minutes (Lilydale)


Typical Weekend Frequency:

10 minutes (Camberwell, Blackburn, Ringwood); 20 minutes (Lilydale)

The Lilydale line extends to the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Between Richmond and Burnley the line has four tracks; between Burnley and Box Hill there are three tracks; between Box Hill and Mooroolbark there are two tracks; and between Mooroolbark and the terminus there is a single track. Services previously extended from Lilydale to Healesville and to Warburton. Most services on the Lilydale line stop at all stations, with some express trains operating on weekdays. Some weekday services terminate at Blackburn. Weekend services between the city and Ringwood 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 Lilydale, 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.


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