Pooraka railway station

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Location west of Gawler Road
Line(s) Northfield railway line
Distance 12.9 km from Adelaide
Platforms 1
Structure type demolished
Opened 1913
Closed 29 May 1987
Preceding station   TransAdelaide   Following station
toward Adelaide
Northfield line

Pooraka railway station was located approximately 12.9 km by rail from Adelaide on the now closed Northfield branch line.


The station opened as Abattoirs railway station on 12 July 1913, at the same time the Gepps Cross Abattoirs opened adjacent to the station. The station was located just to the west of Gawler Road[1] (later Main North Road), and the name was probably changed to Pooraka to match the name of the local suburb in December 1940[2] (Note that the 1949 edition of Gregory's Street Directory of Adelaide and Suburbs however still retains the old station name[1]).

Pooraka closed as an attended station on 22 October 1982, and the station was closed to passengers on 29 May 1987[2] but some cattle trains still used the nearby stock ramp sidings until the early 1990s. The signal cabin and station shelter were demolished but both platforms are still in place, but heavily overgrown.


  1. ^ a b "Open Street Map Australia". www.osmaustralia.org. Retrieved 2017-09-21. 
  2. ^ a b "A Brief History of the Dry Creek to Stockade Railway". Catch Point. May 2007. Retrieved 18 March 2015. 

Coordinates: 34°50′08″S 138°36′29″E / 34.8356°S 138.6080°E / -34.8356; 138.6080

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