Smithfield railway station, Adelaide

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Smithfield
Smithfield Interchange.jpeg
looking north from platform two
LocationAnderson Walk, Smithfield
Line(s)Gawler Line
Distance30.2 km from Adelaide
Platforms2
Tracks2
Bus routesGA1, GA2, GA3, T228, 228, 228X, 238F, 440, 441, 442, 443, 451, 451A, 452, 452W, 461, 462, 462C, 472, 486
Construction
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened1857
Rebuilt2001
Services
Preceding station   Adelaide Metro   Following station
toward Adelaide
Gawler Central line

Smithfield railway station 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 June 1857[2] 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 built in 1856 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 was demolished in June 1987. By that time, the station building had been heavily vandalised. [2] 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[3]
441 Elizabeth North Loop via Munno Para station[4]
450 Andrews Farm via Curtis Road[5]
451 Andrews Farm via Curtis Road[6]
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)[7]
450 Elizabeth station via Peachey Road[5]
451 Elizabeth station via Peachey Road
(451P runs via Para West Campus)[6]
Bus Transfers: Stop Stand C (Smithfield Interchange)
Route No. Destination & Route Details
440 Elizabeth station via Hamblynn Road[3]
441 Elizabeth station via Yorketown Road[4]
442 Elizabeth station via Blair Park Drive[8]
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 "Smithfield Railway station", Playford's Past, retrieved 13 May 2020
  3. ^ a b Route 440 Adelaide Metro
  4. ^ a b Route 441 Adelaide Metro
  5. ^ a b Route 450 Adelaide Metro
  6. ^ a b Route 451 Adelaide Metro
  7. ^ Route 228 Adelaide Metro
  8. ^ 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