Hove railway station, Adelaide

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Hove
HoveRailwayStationAdelaide.jpg
Location Addison Road
Hove
Line(s) Seaford Line
Distance 14.6 km from Adelaide
Platforms 2
Bus routes 262 & 265 to City & Westfield Marion
Construction
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
History
Opened 1914
Services
Preceding station   TransAdelaide   Following station
toward Adelaide
Seaford line
toward Seaford

Hove railway station is located on the Seaford line.[1] Situated in the south-western Adelaide suburb of Hove, it is 14.6 kilometres from Adelaide station.

The station was opened on 12 January 1914 as North Brighton Station.[2] In April 1914, not long after opening, the station was renamed Middle Brighton Station.[3] Later in 1914, an electric light was installed to replace the previous oil lamp. As it was an unmanned station at the time, the light was switched on by a guard on the passing train at sundown, and off by the guard on the last train for the night.[4] A ticket office was added to the platform in mid-1915.[5]

In 1920, the Railways Commissioner suggested the station should be renamed to Tingara Station, however the Brighton Council preferred Hove.[6] The station was officially renamed Hove in June 1920.[7]

Until the 1990s, Hove station had a ticket office, toilets and an underground pedestrian tunnel, but heavy graffiti and vandalism led to these facilities being closed and demolished. Like many stations on the Adelaide Metro network, the tunnel was replaced with a level pedestrian crossing.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Seaford & Tonsley timetable Adelaide Metro 20 July 2014
  2. ^ "Brighton Railway". The Register. 9 January 1914. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Middle Brighton". Daily Herald. 22 April 1914. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Electric Light at Middle Brighton". Daily Herald. 2 December 1914. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Brighton Improvements". The Register. 29 May 1915. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Brighton: Monday January 19". The Register. 29 January 1920. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "Brighton: Monday, June 21". The Register. 25 June 1920. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Hove railway station, Adelaide at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 35°00′44″S 138°31′25″E / 35.0123°S 138.5237°E / -35.0123; 138.5237