Showground Central railway line

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Showground Central Line
Railway Line Overview
Route
Starting Point Adelaide
Major Stations N/A (Express)
Terminus Showground Central
Line Length 4.4 km
Track Quadruple Track
Frequency
Peak Frequency Every 15 Mins (RAS Only)
Weekday Frequency Every 15 Mins (RAS Only)
Weekend Frequency Every 15 Mins (RAS Only)
Night Frequency Every 15 Mins (RAS Only)
Rolling Stock
2000/2100 class Yes
3000/3100 class Yes
History
Opened 2005
Closed 2013
Adelaide Railway Lines
Belair Line
Gawler Central Line
Glenelg Tram
Grange Line
Seaford Line
Outer Harbor Line
Tonsley Line

The Showground Central railway line was a special suburban line in the city of Adelaide, South Australia which only operated during the Royal Adelaide Show. During this time, express trains ran every 15 minutes from Adelaide Railway Station to Showground Central. It was first used in 2005 and replaced a service that used to operate on a branch line into the Showgrounds site. The station's platform sections were assembled during the show period only, and then removed and stored until the next show.

The temporary station was replaced in 2014 by the permanent Adelaide Showground station.

Line Guide[edit]

Showground Central Royal Adelaide Show service
Broad Gauge (Red), Standard Gauge (Blue)
0.0 km Adelaide
Adelaide Junction Gawler, Grange & Outer Harbor Lines
ARTC Mainline (Standard Gauge) to Crystal Brook
Port Road Port Road Road
Glover Avenue
2.0 km Mile End Served only by Noarlunga, Belair and Tonsley services
Sir Donald Bradman Drive Sir Donald Bradman Drive
2.9 km Mile End Goods (closed)
Adelaide Parklands Terminal
3.8 km Keswick Served only by Noarlunga, Belair and Tonsley services
Anzac Highway Anzac Highway
4.4 km Showground Central Royal Adelaide Show only
standard gauge continues to Melbourne, broad gauge continues to Seaford, Belair and Tonsley