Keswick railway station, Adelaide

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This article is about the former Adelaide Metro station. For the interstate station formerly named Keswick Terminal, see Adelaide Parklands Terminal.
Keswick
KeswickRailwayStationAdelaide.jpg
Location Anzac Highway
Keswick
Line(s) Belair Line, Seaford Line, Tonsley Line
Distance 3.8 km from Adelaide
Platforms 4
Bus routes

M44 & G44 to Marion Centre & Golden Grove Village
167 & 168 to Glenelg
241 & 242 to Marion Centre
245 to Oaklands Park
248 to Marion Centre
263 & 265 to Marion Centre
264 to Glenelg
580 to Paradise Interchange
719 to Flinders University
721, 722 & T721 to Noarlunga
723 to Colonnades via Woodcroft

T722 to Seaford Shopping Centre via Woodcroft
Connections The Overland
The Ghan
Indian Pacific
Construction
Parking No
Bicycle facilities No
History
Opened 6 April 1913
Closed 2013
Services
Preceding station   TransAdelaide   Following station
toward Adelaide
Belair line
toward Belair
Seaford line
toward Seaford
Tonsley line
toward Tonsley

Keswick railway station was a station on the Belair, Seaford and Tonsley lines, and was located in the inner western Adelaide suburb of Keswick. It was located 3.8 kilometres from Adelaide station. At the time of its closure, it was the only station on the Adelaide suburban system without wheelchair access, the steep terrain and sparse patronage being prohibitive. Adjacent to the station lay Adelaide Parklands Terminal, that was formerly named Keswick Terminal.

Keswick station was opened on Sunday 6 April 1913.[1] Within months of opening, a station master was appointed to manage bulk goods business, including firewood and sand bricks.[2] A ticket office was added in 1927.[3] The station was demolished in March 2013 during the closure of the Noarlunga/Seaford and Tonsley lines, in preparation for the electrification of those lines.[4]

A new Adelaide Showground station south of Greenhill Road and the Anzac Highway, opened on 17 February 2014, replacing Keswick as well as the annual temporary Showground Central station.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Keswick Railway Station". The Register. 7 April 1913. Retrieved 2 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Keswick Station". The Register. 26 June 1913. Retrieved 2 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Keswick Railway Station". The Advertiser. 20 April 1927. Retrieved 2 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "New station to replace Keswick on suburban network" Railway Digest May 2013 page 20
  5. ^ New Wayville Station to create Showgrounds gateway Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure
  6. ^ Adelaide Showground Station opened on 17 February 2014 Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure

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Coordinates: 34°56′29″S 138°34′58″E / 34.9413786°S 138.5827999°E / -34.9413786; 138.5827999