Oaklands railway station

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Oaklands
OaklandsRailwayStationAdelaide.jpg
Location Murray Terrace
Oaklands Park
Line(s) Seaford Line
Distance 13 km from Adelaide
Platforms 2
Bus routes

J7 to Flinders University & Westfield West Lakes
241, 242, 244, 248 & 263 to City & Westfield Marion

300 to Arndale Shopping Centre
Construction
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
History
Opened 1913
Rebuilt 10 June 2008
Services
Preceding station   Adelaide Metro   Following station
toward Adelaide
Seaford line
toward Seaford

Oaklands railway station is located on the Seaford line.[1] Situated in the south-western Adelaide suburb of Oaklands Park, it is 13 kilometres from Adelaide station.

History[edit]

Until the early 1950s the Ascot Park and Oaklands stations serviced Marion with a single rail track. In 1953 the line was duplicated as far as Oaklands, and as part of that work a new station was constructed at Marion.[2] The duplication resulted in the station being redeveloped into a single island platform between the two tracks of the rail line.

On 6 June 2008, the island platform and asbestos shelter was closed and demolished. A new station, opened on 10 June 2008, had been constructed immediately to the southwest of the original station's location between Selway Street and Kearnes Road, bringing it significantly closer to Diagonal Road.[3][4]

The timetable was also modified so that all trains now stop at the station.[1]

Future Redevelopment[edit]

In 2011-2012, the state government undertook a planning study into a grade separation project to eliminate the level crossing south of the station by building an underpass beneath the railway line for Diagonal Road.[5] Works on the project, with a budget of $174 million, is expected to begin in 2018.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Seaford & Tonsley timetable Adelaide Metro 20 July 2014
  2. ^ Dolling, Alison (1981). The History of Marion on the Sturt. Peacock Publications, Norwood. 
  3. ^ Oaklands Station Marton Council
  4. ^ Annual Report Year Ended 30 June 2009 TransAdelaide
  5. ^ The Planning Study Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure
  6. ^ Oaklands Crossing on track

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°00′36″S 138°32′25″E / 35.0099°S 138.5402°E / -35.0099; 138.5402