West Croydon railway station, Adelaide

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West Croydon
West Croyden Station 2008.jpg
Location Rosetta Street
West Croydon
Line(s) Grange Line, Outer Harbor Line
Distance 5.1 km from Adelaide
Platforms 2
Bus routes

150 to Osborne (Port Road)
155 to West Lakes (Port Road)

157 to Largs Bay (Port Road)
Construction
Parking No
Bicycle facilities No
Services
Preceding station   Adelaide Metro   Following station
toward Adelaide
Grange line
toward Grange
Outer Harbor line
toward Outer Harbor

West Croydon railway station is located on the Grange and Outer Harbor lines.[1] Situated in the western Adelaide suburb of West Croydon, it is 5.1 kilometres from Adelaide station.

History[edit]

The West Croydon station was developed as a result of a meeting between local residents and the Railway Commissioner in 1914. Initially, the station was to be called York, after a nearby subdivision, but the naming was changed to its current form. In 1910 a subway was built in a grade separation project. The platforms were built over the subway and the station opened on 21 December 1915.

In March 1978, the building on Platform 1 was destroyed by fire, and the ticket office on that platform was immediately closed. The ticket office on Platform 2 closed on 12 December 1980. In 2016, a nearby primary school painted three large signs that were added to the station's south platform as part of a program to decorate stations across Adelaide. Two of the paintings are of Pokémon, while the third displays the continent of Australia. Vandals spray-painted on two of the images in June 2017.[citation needed]

Services by platform[edit]

Platform Lines Destinations Notes
1 Grange all stops services to Grange
Outer Harbor all stops services to Outer Harbor
2 Grange all stops services to Adelaide
Outer Harbor all stops services to Adelaide

References[edit]

  1. ^ Outer Harbor & Grange timetable Adelaide Metro 23 February 2014

External links[edit]

Media related to West Croydon railway station, Adelaide at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 34°53′30″S 138°33′25″E / 34.8917°S 138.5569°E / -34.8917; 138.5569