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Croxton railway station

Coordinates: 37°45′51″S 144°59′48″E / 37.7642°S 144.9968°E / -37.7642; 144.9968
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PTV commuter rail station
Southbound view of the station platforms, November 2023
General information
LocationStott Street,
Northcote, Victoria 3070
City of Darebin
Coordinates37°45′51″S 144°59′48″E / 37.7642°S 144.9968°E / -37.7642; 144.9968
Owned byVicTrack
Operated byMetro Trains
Distance9.61 kilometres from
Southern Cross
Platforms2 side
ConnectionsList of Melbourne tram routes Tram
Structure typeGround
AccessibleYes—step free access
Other information
StatusOperational, unstaffed
Station codeCXT
Fare zoneMyki Zone 1
WebsitePublic Transport Victoria
Opened8 October 1889; 134 years ago (1889-10-08)
Rebuilt1973/1974 FY
ElectrifiedJuly 1921 (1500 V DC overhead)
2006–2007247,968[1]Increase 7.93%
2007–2008258,067[1]Increase 4.07%
2008–2009282,271[2]Increase 9.37%
2009–2010311,705[2]Increase 10.43%
2010–2011310,263[2]Decrease 0.46%
2011–2012290,919[2]Decrease 6.23%
2012–2013Not measured[2]
2013–2014307,410[2]Increase 5.67%
2014–2015311,231[1]Increase 1.24%
2015–2016317,236[2]Increase 1.92%
2016–2017337,496[2]Increase 6.39%
2017–2018362,581[2]Increase 7.43%
2018–2019356,400[2]Decrease 1.7%
2019–2020281,250[2]Decrease 21.1%
2020–2021115,250[2]Decrease 59.02%
2021–2022121,300[3]Increase 5.24%
Preceding station Railways in Melbourne Metro Trains Following station
Northcote Mernda line Thornbury
towards Mernda
Track layout
Beavers Road
Woolton Avenue

Croxton railway station is a commuter railway station on the Mernda line, serving the north-eastern Melbourne suburb of Northcote in Victoria, Australia. Croxton is a ground-level unstaffed station, featuring two side platforms. It opened on 8 October 1889.[4] The station has connections to tram routes 11 and 86 on St Georges Road and High Street.[5]


Croxton station opened on 8 October 1889, when the Inner Circle line was extended from North Fitzroy to Reservoir,[4] Croxton station was named after the nearby Croxton Park Racecourse and Hotel, which in turn was named after Croxton Racecourse in Leicestershire, England.[6]

In 1922, the station was closed to goods traffic.[4]

On 3 July 1972, the former station building on Platform 1 was damaged by fire, with the waiting room and toilets destroyed.[7] During the 1973/1974 financial year, the present station buildings were provided.[8] Platform extensions also occurred during this time.[8]

Platforms and services[edit]

Croxton has two side platforms. It is served by Mernda line trains.[9]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Transport links[edit]

Yarra Trams operates two routes via Croxton station:


Southbound view from Platform 1,
May 2014


  1. ^ a b c d Estimated Annual Patronage by Network Segment Financial Year 2005-2006 to 2018-19 Department of Transport
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Railway station and tram stop patronage in Victoria for 2008-2021 Philip Mallis
  3. ^ Annual metropolitan train station patronage (station entries) Data Vic
  4. ^ a b c "Croxton". vicsig.net. Retrieved 4 February 2023.
  5. ^ "Croxton". www.metrotrains.com.au. Retrieved 31 October 2023.
  6. ^ "Croxton". eMelbourne. School of Historical & Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne. Retrieved 18 January 2021.
  7. ^ "Items of Interest". Divisional Diary. Australian Railway Historical Society. August 1972. p. 13.
  8. ^ a b "Way & Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. January 1974. p. 16.
  9. ^ "Mernda Line". Public Transport Victoria.
  10. ^ "11 West Preston - Victoria Harbour Docklands". Public Transport Victoria.
  11. ^ "86 Bundoora RMIT - Waterfront City Docklands". Public Transport Victoria.

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