Railways in Melbourne

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Melbourne commuter rail network
Metropolitan Melbourne train network logo
Old Flinders Street Station.jpg
The pre 1910 Flinders Street railway station building on Swanston Street
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Flinders Street railway station in 2009
Owner VicTrack
Locale Melbourne, Victoria
Transit type Commuter rail
Number of lines 17
Number of stations 218
Began operation 12 September 1854; 163 years ago (1854-09-12)
Operator(s) Metro Trains Melbourne
Character At-grade with elevated and underground sections
Train length 6 cars (3 for shuttles)
Track gauge 1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in) Victorian broad gauge
Old gauge Various
Electrification 1500 V DC overhead (excluding Stony Point, which is not electrified)