Blackwood railway station
|Railways in Adelaide - List of railway stations|
|Distance from Adelaide||18.1 km|
|Access by||Pedestrian level crossing|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Rebuilt||1990s and 2009|
|Bus transfer||173 to City
Blackwood railway station is located on the Belair line in Adelaide. 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.
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.
In 2009, the station was given a facelift.
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.
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