Blackwood railway station

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Blackwood
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Train services
Belair Line
Location
Street Station Road
Suburb Blackwood
Distance from Adelaide 18.1 km
Access by Pedestrian level crossing
Number of platforms 2
History
Opened 1883
Rebuilt 1990s and 2009
Transfers
Train transfer None
Bus transfer 173 to City

195 & 196 to City
G30F to City
600 & 601 to Marion
600 & 601 to Aberfoyle Park
605 to Darlington
694 Hawthorndene Loop
893 & 894 to Aldgate

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Blackwood railway station is located on the Belair line in Adelaide.[1] Situated 18 kilometres from Adelaide station, it is in the southern foothills suburb of Blackwood. It and Mitcham are the only stations between Goodwood and Belair to have more than one platform in use to allow services to pass.

History[edit]

Blackwood station opened in 1883 with the opening of the Adelaide to Aldgate section of the Adelaide-Melbourne line. On 18 June 1928, it became the temporary terminus of the double track section from Eden Hills. On 24 June 1928 it was extended through to Belair. In 1940, a footbridge was added.[2]

In 1995, as part of the One Nation Adelaide-Melbourne line gauge conversion project, a standard gauge line was laid on the eastern side of the station.

In 2009, the station was given a facelift.[3]

Blackwood is one of the busiest stations on the Belair line. It is the only station on the line to have a bus interchange with connections available with many routes. Blackwood is also the only station where trains use the right platform as opposed to the left.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Belair timetable Adelaide Metro 12 October 2014
  2. ^ Callaghan, WH (1992). The Overland Railway. Sydney: Australian Railway Historical Society. pp. 124, 241. ISBN 0 909650 29 2. 
  3. ^ Belair Line Renewal Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure

External links[edit]

Media related to Blackwood railway station at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 35°01′15″S 138°37′09″E / 35.0209°S 138.6192°E / -35.0209; 138.6192