Station patronage on Melbourne’s rail network

Public Transport Victoria

Each financial year, passenger numbers at each of Melbourne’s railway stations is collated and published by Public Transport Victoria.

The table below shows the top 20 most used Melbourne railway stations in the 2011/2012 financial year (1st July 2011 to 30th June 2012), with a comparison on how each of those stations fared from last year.

Rank Change
this year
Station Millions of
passengers
1 Flinders Street 26.187
2 Southern Cross 16.828
3 Melbourne Central 14.333
4 Parliament 10.734
5 Flagstaff 4.982
6 +1 Footscray 4.199
7 -1 Caulfield 4.065
8 Box Hill 2.743
9 +3 Dandenong 2.658
10 -1 Frankston 2.472
11 South Yarra 2.399
12 -2 Glenferrie 2.356
13 +1 Richmond 2.070
14 -1 Camberwell 2.052
15 Sunshine 1.981
16 Glen Waverley 1.801
17 Oakleigh 1,760
18 +3 Clayton 1.721
19 +4 Laverton 1.716
20 +2 Essendon 1.671

The top 5 busiest stations are all the ones that immediately service the Melbourne CBD. They are the above-ground stations of Flinders Street and Southern Cross, plus the City Loop underground stations of Parliament, Melbourne Central and Flagstaff.

Of all the stations that were open for the entire 12 months of last financial year, Wattle Glen (on the Hurstbridge line) and Officer (on the Pakenham line) were the least used.

See the full patronage data for every single railway station over the last four financial years.

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