Ambleside railway station

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Ambleside railway station was located about 43.5 km by railway from Adelaide Railway Station, on the Adelaide–Melbourne line, in the Adelaide Hills suburb of Balhannah. The year in which the station closed is not known, possibly in the 1960s.[citation needed]


Ambleside was opened in November 1883[citation needed], and was located just north of Ambleside Road. It was named Ambleside which was the alternate name for Hahndorf during WW1. The station consisted of a ticket office, and a large shelter, similar to the one at Balhannah.[citation needed] A smaller platform and shelter shed were provided. The station fell out of use during 1965–66.


The station wasn't in a convenient location for passengers, which led to its closure around 1965–66 as a result of the SAR's scaling down of services. There is no evidence of the station left, as the main platform and associated infrastructure were removed sometime after 1966, and the smaller platform (plus the shelter shed and signs) was removed in the 1980s-early 1990s.

Crossing loop[edit]

In 2010, it is proposed to build a 1500 m (and later 1800 m) crossing loop to divide the long Belair to Mount Barker Junction section.[1]

Adjacent stations[edit]

Preceding station   TransAdelaide   Following station
towards Carripook
towards Tailem Bend

See also[edit]


  • Callaghan WH. The overland railway. ARHS NSW, St James. 1992.

External links[edit]

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Coordinates: 35°00′16″S 138°48′27″E / 35.00443°S 138.80762°E / -35.00443; 138.80762