Simon's Town railway station

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Simon's Town
Metrorail station
Simons Town station.JPG
Station statistics
Address Station Road, Simon's Town, 7975
Coordinates 34°11′12″S 18°25′31″E / 34.1868°S 18.4253°E / -34.1868; 18.4253Coordinates: 34°11′12″S 18°25′31″E / 34.1868°S 18.4253°E / -34.1868; 18.4253
Line(s)
Connections Golden Arrow Bus Services
Structure type At-grade
Platforms 3 (1 side platform, 1 island)
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened 1890
Owned by PRASA
Services
Preceding station   Metrorail   Following station
towards Cape Town
Southern Line Terminus
Location
Simon's Town railway station is located in Cape Town
Simon's Town railway station
Location in the Cape metropolitan area

Simon's Town railway station is a Metrorail railway station in the town of Simon's Town on the Cape Peninsula; it is the southern terminus of the Southern Line. The station is located between Station Road (the M4) and the beach.

The railway line from Fish Hoek into Simon's Town is single-track, but the station itself has three tracks; one track is served by a side platform next to the station building on Station Road, while the other two are served by an island platform connected by a pedestrian subway.

There were no trains running on the 6.3 km final section of the Cape Town suburban line between Fish Hoek and Simon's Town from November 2009 until February 2011, due to unusually high tides that piled heaps of sand on the line and caused serious damage beyond Glencairn, where structure beneath the track was undermined.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Latest on Simon's Town". Railways Africa. February 19, 2010.