Blackwood railway station

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Blackwood
Blackwood Station.jpeg
Location Station Road
Blackwood
Line(s) Belair Line
Distance 18.1 km from Adelaide
Platforms 2
Bus routes

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
Construction
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities No
History
Opened 1883
Rebuilt 1990s and 2009
Services
Preceding station   Adelaide Metro   Following station
toward Adelaide
Belair line
toward Belair

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.

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]

Blackwood is one of the busiest stations on the Belair line, and it is the only station on the line to have a bus interchange with connections available with many routes. Also, it and Mitcham are the only stations between Goodwood and Belair to have more than one platform in use to allow services to pass. Blackwood is also the only station where trains mostly use the right platform as opposed to the left. After Blackwood station, between Blackwood and Belair there is no loop to allow more than one train to pass.

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]

Services by Platforms[edit]

Platform Destination/s
1 Adelaide/Belair
2 Adelaide/Belair

Buses[edit]

Bus transfers include buses: 173, 195, 196, 605, 893, 894, 894H, G30f.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Belair timetable Archived 23 January 2015 at the Wayback Machine. 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