Bridgewater railway station

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Bridgewater
Location Mill Road, Bridgewater
Coordinates 35°00′30″S 138°45′37″E / 35.0083°S 138.7603°E / -35.0083; 138.7603Coordinates: 35°00′30″S 138°45′37″E / 35.0083°S 138.7603°E / -35.0083; 138.7603
Operated by State Transport Authority
Line(s) Adelaide-Wolseley
Distance 37.66 kilometres from Adelaide
Platforms 1
Tracks 1
Construction
Structure type Ground
Other information
Status Closed
History
Closed 23 September 1987
Services
Preceding station   TransAdelaide   Following station
toward Adelaide
Bridgewater line Terminus
toward Adelaide
Melbourne-Adelaide line
toward Tailem Bend

Bridgewater railway station was located on the Adelaide-Wolseley line, serving the Adelaide Hills suburb of Bridgewater.

History[edit]

Bridgewater station opened in the 1880s and was the terminus of the now defunct Bridgewater line.[1] It consisted of three platforms, all of which are now demolished. Platform 1 was a side platform that was 140 metres long, and platforms 2 and 3 were an island platform 170 metres long. The station building on the main platform was burned down by arsonists in 1983.

On 1 March 1978, the station became the eastern boundary of the State Transport Authority network. The station closed on 23 September 1987, when the State Transport Authority withdrew services on the route between Belair and Bridgewater. The offices and island platform were demolished around 1990, while the brick relay console and main platform were demolished in November 2006.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Callaghan, WH (1992). The Overland Railway. Australian Railway Historical Society. p. 248. ISBN 0 909650 29 2. 

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