Dry Creek railway station
|Line(s)||Gawler Central Line|
|Distance||10.6 km from Adelaide|
|Platforms||3 (1 disused)|
Adelaide Metro depot
On 6 February 2011, a new Adelaide Metro railcar depot opened to the east of Dry Creek station to replace the facility outside of Adelaide station. The depot is the major maintenance and re-fuelling facility for the 2000 and 3000 class diesel fleets, with capacity to store 70 railcars with over 11 kilometres of track. The depot has been designed to allow future conversion to support electric rollingstock.
To the west of the station lies the Australian Rail Track Corporation standard gauge line to Crystal Brook. Dry Creek is also where the Dry Creek to Port Adelaide railway line branches off via a triangle junction allowing trains from the north and south to head towards the branch line.
Also to the west of the station is a major freight terminal and marshalling yard. A bogie exchange facility opened in 1982 when the Adelaide-Crystal Brook line was converted to standard gauge. It closed on 14 October 1996, having been made redundant by the conversion of the Adelaide to Wolseley line to standard gauge.
- Gawler Central timetable Archived 10 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine. Adelaide Metro 4 February 2013
- Railcar Depot Relocation Archived 13 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine. Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure
- "Dry Creek Bogie Exchange Closes" Railway Digest February 1997 page 27
- "A Brief History of the Dry Creek to Stockade Railway". Catch Point. May 2007. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
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