Ambleside railway station

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Ambleside railway station was located about 43.5 kilometres from Adelaide station, on the Adelaide-Wolseley 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 2011-2013 a crossing loop was built to split the long distance between Belair and Mount Barker Junction.[1][2]


Elevation is 1,042 feet (318 m)

Adjacent stations[edit]

Preceding station   South Australian Railways   Following station
toward Adelaide
Melbourne–Adelaide railway
toward Serviceton


  1. ^ Proposed Ambleside Rail Crossing Loop Australian Rail Track Corporation
  2. ^ Mount Lofty - Ambleside SA Track & Signal
  • Callaghan WH. The overland railway. ARHS NSW, St James. 1992.

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