Millswood railway station, Adelaide


Millswood railway station, Adelaide

TransAdelaide
colour=#999999
station_name=Millswood



line=Belair
street=Goodwood Road
suburb=Millswood
Kings Park
HFS=N/A
peakfreq=N/A
wdfreq=N/A
wefreq=N/A
nightfreq=N/A
distance=5.9
access=N/A (Closed)
rrtd=No
rrts=No
platforms=1 (Not in use)
platform_arch=1 Side Platform
(Eastern Side)
toilets=No
parking=No
bike=No
lounge=No
kiosk=No
disability=No
facilities=None
opened=1910sFact|date=April 2008
closed=1995 [The platform on the western side of the line was demolished in 2007.]
trainconnect=None
busconnect=None
previous=Goodwood
next=Unley Park

Millswood railway Station (coord|34|57|S|138|35|E|region:AU-SA_type:landmark) is a closed railway station on the Belair Railway Line in Adelaide, South Australia. It is situated 5.9 km from Adelaide Railway Station, adjacent to the Goodwood Road underpass, on the border of the suburbs of Millswood and Kings Park.

History

The station opened circa 1910.Fact|date=September 2008 The platforms were constructed of earth-filled concrete each side of the dual tracks, which were both broad gauge until 1995. There were timber framed, iron clad open passenger shelters on each platform. A ticket office was provided on the Up (western) platform. In the second half of 1974, it was open between 6:15am to 1:05pm Mondays, 6:15am to 12:20pm Tuesday to Friday and 7:30am to 12:20pm Saturday.

Millswood Station was closed on April 28th 1995, simultaneously with stations at Clapham and Hawthorn, with the conversion of the western broad gauge track to standard gauge under the One Nation programme. A number of reasons were quoted as justification for the closures, including poor patronage, [Former Minister of Transport Frank Blevins stated there had been consideration since 1966 to close the station because of poor patronage. In December 1994, Millswood had on average 123 passenger boarding’s per day. Source:Question Time, Legislative Council, 12 April 1995, p. 1933] the excessive number of stations between Goodwood and Lynton and their closeness to each other, and the impractibility of single-line working with so many stations and so few crossing points.

The western platform was demolished in 2007. As of 2008, there remains on the Down (eastern) platform the shelter with seats removed and a disused speaker.

The majority of Adelaide Metro rail network maps continue to show gaps on the Belair line where Millswood, and other disused stations on the Belair line, have been removed.

Gallery, Winter 2008

Notes

References

* South Australian Railways Working Timetable Book No. 265, effective from 10:00am, 30 June 1974
* Government of South Australia, 12 April 1995, Legislative Council Hansard, Adelaide

ee also

*List of closed Adelaide railway stations


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