Hallett Cove railway station

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Hallett Cove
HallettCoveRailwayStationAdelaide.jpg
Location The Cove Road
Hallett Cove
Line(s) Seaford Line
Distance 21.4 km from Adelaide
Platforms 2
Construction
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
History
Opened 1915
Rebuilt 1970s, 1990s and
August 2010
Services
Preceding station   TransAdelaide   Following station
toward Adelaide
Seaford line
toward Seaford

Hallett Cove railway station is located on the Seaford line.[1] Situated in the southern Adelaide suburb of Hallett Cove, it is 21.4 kilometres from Adelaide station.

History[edit]

A station opened in 1915 as Hallett's Cove on the now closed Willunga line, being renamed Hallett Cove in 1965. It was closed to freight in 1962. In the early years of the line, it had a stone-loading plant, traces of which may still be seen.[2] That station was about a kilometre east of the present Hallett Cove station.[3]

In 1959, a branch was approved to make Hallett Cove a junction with a branch from near the station to the Port Stanvac Refinery,[4] which was opened on 14 May 1963.[5] The Willunga line was cut back to Hallett Cove in 1971, and the Port Stanvac branch became the main line of the Christie Downs (later Noarlunga Centre, now Seaford) line in 1974. Once it became the main line, there was a siding on the western side of Lonsdale for the refinery, and a siding on the eastern side for the Chrysler (later Mitsubishi) engine factory which opened in 1967 and closed in 1983.[5] Both of these sidings were closed by the 1990s.

The station closed on 18 January 2010 for an eight-month rebuild which included building a canopy over the station.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Seaford & Tonsley timetable Adelaide Metro 20 July 2014
  2. ^ Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin No 336 October 1965
  3. ^ "Old Willunga Railway". SA Life 7. Retrieved 29 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "Hallett Cove to Port Stanvac Railway Act, 1959". Australasian Legal Information Institute. Government of South Australia. No. 14 of 1959. Retrieved 26 March 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Allan (13 July 2004). "Pt Stanvac freight traffic". Railpage. Retrieved 26 March 2016. 
  6. ^ Hallett Cove Station Closed Adelaide Metro
  7. ^ Station Upgrades Program Department for Planning, Transport & Infrastructure

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°03′58″S 138°30′20″E / 35.0662°S 138.50568°E / -35.0662; 138.50568