Mawson Interchange

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Mawson Interchange
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Train services
Gawler Central Line
Location
Street Mawson Connector
Suburb Mawson Lakes
Distance from Adelaide 14.3 km
Access by Elevated pedestrian overpass
Frequency
Hi-Frequency station Yes
Peak frequency Every 5-10 Mins
Weekday frequency Every 15 Mins
Weekend frequency Every 30 Mins
Night frequency Every 60 Mins
Facilities
Passenger information display Yes
Passenger information speaker Yes
Number of platforms 2
Platform layout 2 side platforms
Toilets Yes
Car parking Yes
Bike storage Yes
Lounge Yes
Kiosk Yes
Wheelchair access Handicapped/disabled access Yes
Other facilities Ticket office, vending machines
History
Opened 2006
Transfers
Train transfer None
Bus transfer 222, 224, 501 to City
224 to Elizabeth 411 to Salisbury Interchange
565 to Tea Tree Plaza
Adjacent stations
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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[edit]

Looking south along the Adelaide-bound platform. Buses depart from the adjacent roadway.

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:

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.

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Coordinates: 34°48′13″S 138°36′45″E / 34.80361°S 138.61250°E / -34.80361; 138.61250