Smithfield railway station, Adelaide

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Smithfield Interchange
Smithfield Interchange.jpeg
looking north from platform two
LocationAnderson Walk, Smithfield
Line(s)Gawler Line
Distance30.2 km from Adelaide
Platforms2
Tracks2
Bus routes228 to City

440 & 443 to Munno Para
440, 441, 442 & 451 to Elizabeth
443 to Elizabeth North

451 to Andrews Farm
Construction
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened1857
Rebuilt2001
Services
Preceding station   TransAdelaide   Following station
toward Adelaide
Gawler Central line

Smithfield Interchange is a railway station and bus interchange in the northern Adelaide suburb of Smithfield. It is located on the Gawler line, 30.2 kilometres (18.8 mi) from Adelaide station.[1]

History[edit]

Smithfield station opened in 1857 as the original terminus of the main north line, before the line was extended to Gawler in 1860. A station building and ticket office of the same design as those at North Adelaide station were provided. A short branch line running almost due west to the Smithfield munitions storage depot was built during World War II. This branch line was closed around 1961 when part of the depot was closed and the land sold for subdivision.

The original station building and ticket office were demolished during the mid to late 1980s. By that time, the station building had been heavily vandalised. Station shelters like the ones at Dry Creek were installed, and these remained until a new station shelter was erected in 2001. At the same time, the western platform was upgraded.[citation needed]

Services by platform[edit]

Platform Destination/s
1 Gawler/Gawler Central
2 Adelaide

Bus routes[edit]

Bus Transfers: Stop Stand A (Smithfield Interchange)
Route No. Destination & Route Details
440
Munno Para station via Carcoola Road[2]
441
Elizabeth North Loop via Munno Para station[3]
450
Andrews Farm via Curtis Road[4]
451
Andrews Farm via Curtis Road[5]
Bus Transfers: Stop Stand B (Smithfield Interchange)
Route No. Destination & Route Details
228
City via Elizabeth station & Main North Road
(228F express to City from Stop 10)[6]
450
Elizabeth station via Peachey Road[4]
451
Elizabeth station via Peachey Road
(451P runs via Para West Campus)[5]
Bus Transfers: Stop Stand C (Smithfield Interchange)
Route No. Destination & Route Details
440
Elizabeth station via Hamblynn Road[2]
441
Elizabeth station via Yorketown Road[3]
442
Elizabeth station via Blair Park Drive[7]
FX7
Football Park via Para Hills & Bridge Road
Operates only on selected AFL match days

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gawler Central timetable Adelaide Metro 4 February 2013
  2. ^ a b Route 440 Adelaide Metro
  3. ^ a b Route 441 Adelaide Metro
  4. ^ a b Route 450 Adelaide Metro
  5. ^ a b Route 451 Adelaide Metro
  6. ^ Route 228 Adelaide Metro
  7. ^ Route 442 Adelaide Metro

External links[edit]

Media related to Smithfield Interchange at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 34°40′56″S 138°41′12″E / 34.6822°S 138.6866°E / -34.6822; 138.6866