Croydon railway station, Adelaide

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Croydon
Croydon railway station, Adelaide, City Bound Platform.JPG
Location 17-32 Euston Terrace
Croydon SA 5008
Coordinates 34°53′50″S 138°33′50″E / 34.8971°S 138.5639°E / -34.8971; 138.5639Coordinates: 34°53′50″S 138°33′50″E / 34.8971°S 138.5639°E / -34.8971; 138.5639
Owned by DPTI
Operated by Adelaide Metro
Line(s) Grange Line, Outer Harbor Line
Distance 4.2 km from Adelaide
Platforms 2 Side Platforms
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Ground
Parking No
Bicycle facilities No
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened 1888
Services
Preceding station   TransAdelaide   Following station
toward Adelaide
Grange line
toward Grange
Outer Harbor line
toward Outer Harbor

Croydon railway station is located on the Grange and Outer Harbor lines.[1] Situated in the western Adelaide suburb of Croydon, it is 4.2 kilometres from Adelaide station.

History[edit]

Croydon station opened in 1888, with the station buildings and platforms transferred from the former Torrens Bridge station. The station has been unattended since 1981. The provides easy access to the popular Queen Street/Elizabeth Street cafe and retro shop strip, as well as a children's park. Wheelchair access ramps and sheltered seating areas are located on both platforms.

Lights displaying the warning 'Caution More Than One Train' have been installed at pedestrian crossings near the station as part of an Adelaide-wide crossing safety upgrade program. These lights are illuminated when more than one train is due to warn pedestrians waiting to cross the line that another train will be following quickly after the first has passed.

Whilst it had been previously proposed that as part of an upgrade to South Road, the station would be rebuilt and potentially relocated as part of a grade separation project, the final design adopted a shorter rail overpass option meaning the station will remain in its current location.[2][3]

Services by platform[edit]

Platform Lines Destinations Notes
1 Grange all stops services to Grange
Outer Harbor all stops services to Outer Harbor some peak hour services terminate at Osborne
2 Grange all stops services to Adelaide
Outer Harbor all stops services to Adelaide

References[edit]

  1. ^ Outer Harbor & Grange timetable Adelaide Metro 23 February 2014
  2. ^ Project Assessment Report Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure June 2014
  3. ^ Turning right on to Port Rd banned once South Rd and Torrens-to-Torrens upgrade finished Adelaide Advertiser 1 July 2014

External links[edit]

Media related to Croydon railway station, Adelaide at Wikimedia Commons