Dry Creek railway station

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Dry Creek
Location Railway Terrace
Dry Creek
Line(s) Gawler Central Line
Distance 10.6 km from Adelaide
Platforms 3 (1 disused)
Bus routes None
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Opened 1856
Rebuilt 1982
Preceding station   TransAdelaide   Following station
toward Adelaide
Gawler Central line

Dry Creek railway station is located on the Gawler Central line.[1] Situated in the inner northern Adelaide suburb of Dry Creek, it is 10.6 kilometres from Adelaide station.

Passenger services[edit]

Dry Creek station was previously the terminating point for some services from Adelaide station. From April 2008, this ceased with all services continuing to Gawler or Gawler Central.

Adelaide Metro depot[edit]

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.[2] 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.[3]

The former Northfield line headed east from Dry Creek.[4]


  1. ^ Gawler Central timetable Archived 10 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine. Adelaide Metro 4 February 2013
  2. ^ Railcar Depot Relocation Archived 13 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine. Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure
  3. ^ "Dry Creek Bogie Exchange Closes" Railway Digest February 1997 page 27
  4. ^ "A Brief History of the Dry Creek to Stockade Railway". Catch Point. May 2007. Retrieved 18 March 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Dry Creek railway station at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 34°50′06″S 138°35′08″E / 34.83500°S 138.58556°E / -34.83500; 138.58556