Keswick railway station, Adelaide

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Keswick
KeswickRailwayStationAdelaide.jpg
LocationAnzac Highway
Keswick
Line(s)Belair Line, Seaford Line, Tonsley Line
Distance3.8 km from Adelaide
Platforms4
Bus routesM44 & 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
ConnectionsThe Overland
The Ghan
Indian Pacific
Construction
ParkingNo
Bicycle facilitiesNo
History
Opened6 April 1913
Closed2013
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.

History[edit]

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 lay adjacent to Keswick Terminal (opened on 18 May 1984) which was renamed Adelaide Parklands Terminal in June 2008.

The station was closed and demolished in March 2013 during the closure of the Noarlunga/Seaford and Tonsley lines, in preparation for the electrification of those lines.[4] At the time of its closure, it was the only station on the Adelaide suburban system without wheelchair access[citation needed], the steep terrain and sparse patronage being prohibitive. 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]

Services by platform[edit]

Platform Destination/s Notes
1 Seaford/Tonsley
2 Adelaide
3 Seaford/Tonsley/Belair
4 Adelaide

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

External links[edit]

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