|Railways in Adelaide - List of railway stations|
|Gawler Central Line|
|Distance from Adelaide||14.3 km|
|Access by||Elevated pedestrian overpass|
|Peak frequency||Every 5-10 Mins|
|Weekday frequency||Every 15 Mins|
|Weekend frequency||Every 30 Mins|
|Night frequency||Every 60 Mins|
|Passenger information display||Yes|
|Passenger information speaker||Yes|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Platform layout||2 side platforms|
|Other facilities||Ticket office, vending machines|
|Bus transfer||222, 224, 501 to City
224 to Elizabeth 411 to Salisbury Interchange
565 to Tea Tree Plaza
Mawson Interchange is a railway station and bus interchange in the new, developing suburb of Mawson Lakes, north of Adelaide, South Australia. The Interchange serves nearby residential and commercial developments and also the Mawson Lakes campus of the University of South Australia and Technology Park.
Mawson Interchange is on the Gawler railway line. 14.3 km from Adelaide Railway Station. It opened on 26 February 2006 and at the time was the first new railway station to be built in Adelaide for more than 20 years.
As development in the area continues, Mawson Interchange is expected to become one of Adelaide's five busiest stations. There is no staffed ticket office, but it has been designated a Safer Station with enhanced lighting, CCTV surveillance and security help phones provided. A kiosk is open during business hours selling food, drinks and tickets etc., and a waiting room is also provided on the main platform which offers a warmer place to sit in winter but is seldom used in summer because of a lack of air-conditioning. It is the only station/interchange that has a waiting room in Adelaide.
Rail and Bus Services
All rail services are provided by Adelaide Metro using diesel railcars. All northbound trains depart from Platform 1 and continue to Salisbury, Gawler or Gawler Central. Southbound trains depart from Platform 2 and terminate at Adelaide.
Trains to and from Adelaide and Gawler operate every 15 minutes at off-peak times on Monday to Friday, and every 30 minutes through the day on Saturday and Sunday. Services are more frequent in peak hours. In the evening, trains run every hour.
Local buses from Mawson Interchange are scheduled to connect with train arrivals and departures and use the Adelaide Metro ticketing system, which allows free transfer between buses and trains within time limits. Bus services are currently operated by SouthLink and Torrens Transit under contract to the S.A. Government’s Office of Public Transport.
Bus routes from Mawson Interchange (as of April 2008) are:
- 222 and 224 travelling south to City via the Mawson Lakes, South Australia residential area and Main North Road. 224 also continues north to Elizabeth Station via Salisbury Interchange
- 411 travelling north-west to Salisbury Interchange via Paralowie.
- 565 travelling east to Ingle Farm via Montague Road connect to 560 to Tea Tree Plaza
- 501 travelling east then south - Limited stop to Adelaide via Ingle Farm and the O-Bahn some services connect to 202 at Ingle Farm Shopping Centre
A number of freight trains also pass through Mawson Interchange. Through the station itself, there are broad gauge trains carrying limestone from the Barossa Valley to Osborne and trains carrying grain from Roseworthy to Port Adelaide for export.
Just west of the passenger station (but not passing through the platforms) is the ARTC standard gauge main line northwards from Adelaide. This is used by regular interstate freight trains to and from Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Darwin, together with The Ghan and Indian Pacific transcontinental passenger trains.
- Adelaide Metro
- List of Adelaide railway stations
- List of suburban and commuter rail systems
- Railways in Adelaide