Mitcham railway station, Adelaide

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Mitcham
MitchamStation2016.jpg
Location 5A Grange Road
Lower Mitcham SA 5062
Coordinates 34°58′38″S 138°36′31″E / 34.9773°S 138.6086°E / -34.9773; 138.6086Coordinates: 34°58′38″S 138°36′31″E / 34.9773°S 138.6086°E / -34.9773; 138.6086
Owned by DPTI
Operated by Adelaide Metro
Line(s) Belair Line
Distance 8.5 km from Adelaide
Platforms 2 Side
Tracks 2
Bus routes 190 195 196 300 892
Construction
Structure type Ground
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened 1883
Services
Preceding station   TransAdelaide   Following station
toward Adelaide
Belair line
toward Belair

Mitcham railway station is located on the Belair line in Adelaide.[1] Situated 8.5 kilometres from Adelaide station, it is in the suburb of Lower Mitcham. It and Blackwood are the only stations between Goodwood and Belair to have more than one platform in use to allow services to pass.

History[edit]

Mitcham station opened in March 1883 with the opening of the Adelaide to Aldgate section of the Adelaide-Melbourne line. It was previously served by the Melbourne Express. Mitcham was the junction for lines to Clapham and Sleeps Hill.

It was originally planned to call the station Lower Mitcham but the name was changed prior to opening.

In 1995, as part of the One Nation Adelaide-Melbourne line gauge conversion project, the third platform on the station's western side was converted to standard gauge.

Nellie's Garden[edit]

The Mitcham railway station garden, known as Nellie's Garden, is named in honour of Nellie Iris Ellis (1920-1983) who established the garden. Mrs Ellis was the wife of a former stationmaster. The garden is maintained by volunteers and is one of only five public gardens provided by the City of Mitcham.[2]

Bus Transfers: Stop 13B (Grange Road)
Route No. Destination & Route Details
190
City – MitchamGlenelg
Bus Transfers: Stop 14 (Belair Road)
Route No. Destination & Route Details
195
City – MitchamBlackwood
196
City – MitchamBlackwood
300
Suburban Connector
892
Urrbrae High SchoolMitchamBlackwood

References[edit]

  1. ^ Belair timetable Adelaide Metro 12 October 2014
  2. ^ Nellie's Garden City of Mitcham

External links[edit]

Media related to Mitcham railway station, Adelaide at Wikimedia Commons