A commuter has been awarded a golden ticket after becoming the one-millionth passenger to use Tarneit train station.

Last month, Vikas Malhotra was crowned the 1,000,000th traveller to use the station since it opened three years ago, in June 2015.

V/Line chief executive James Pinder presented Mr Malhotra with a “golden ticket” prize of a six-month Myki pass.

Mr Malhotra, who uses the station daily to travel to and from work, said he was thrilled.

“I have been using the Tarneit Station since the first day it opened and it has made a significant improvement to my journey time,” he said.

Mr Pinder said there were more than 104,000 passenger trips recorded at Tarneit station in May this year.