Adelaide Parklands Terminal

Adelaide Parklands Terminal

Adelaide Parklands Terminal

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The Adelaide Parklands Terminal is the only interstate railway station for the whole of the metropolitan area of Adelaide, South Australia. It is located 3km from the City centre, adjacent to the suburb of Keswick and within the southern part of the West Parklands.

The terminal was built in 1984 as a dedicated long-haul passenger railway station when Adelaide Railway Station was redeveloped for suburban trains only. The Adelaide Station is a terminus, so any through trains must reverse. This is easier for suburban railcars than for locomotive-hauled long-distance trains. This situation was further cemented with the conversion of the south-eastern line (Adelaide-Melbourne) to standard gauge.

In 1986, the Geographic Names Board approved the name "Keswick Terminal", and it is now officially classified as a suburb, in the City of West Torrens, with a postcode of 5035.

Since 1990 there have been no regional rail passenger services in South Australia.

Adelaide is the only city in the world where passengers can catch trains on two distinct trans-continental routes.The Adelaide Parklands Terminal serves The Ghan to Alice Springs and Darwin, and the Indian Pacific to both Sydney and Perth, as well as The Overland to Melbourne. These are all Standard gauge trains.

In 2008 an additional service, the The Southern Spirit, a luxury rail cruise option, was added. These trains are all operated...
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