Adelaide Parklands Terminal

Adelaide Parklands Terminal is the only interstate railway station in Adelaide, South Australia. It is 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from the city centre, adjacent to the suburb of Keswick, and is within the southern part of the West Parklands.

Adelaide Parklands Terminal
LocationRichmond Road, Keswick Terminal
Coordinates34°56′17″S 138°34′52″E
Owned byJourney Beyond
Operated byJourney Beyond
Platforms3 (1 side, 1 island)
Structure typeGround
Disabled accessYes
Opened18 May 1984
Preceding station   Great Southern Rail   Following station
towards East Perth
Indian Pacific
towards Sydney
towards Darwin
The GhanTerminus
towards Melbourne
The OverlandTerminus


The terminal opened on 18 May 1984 as Keswick Terminal (and located near, but not connected to, the similarly named Keswick station). It was developed by Australian National (AN) as a dedicated long-haul passenger rail station, allowing AN to vacate the then State Transport Authority's Adelaide railway station. In 1986, the Geographic Names Board approved the name Keswick Terminal for the station, and it is now officially classified as a suburb in the City of West Torrens on 30 April 1987.[1] The station was included in the sale of Australian National's passenger operations to Great Southern Rail on 1 November 1997.[2]

In June 2008, the station was renamed Adelaide Parklands Terminal.[3] following Stage One of a plan to "improve guest comfort and amenity, traffic and passenger movement, food and retail facilities, image, identity, presentation and sustainability".[4] SA Govt Tourism Minister Jane Lomax-Smith officially opened the terminal on 6 August 2008.[5]


The terminal was built as a dual gauge station being served by the standard gauge Ghan, Indian Pacific and Trans-Australian to the north, and the broad gauge Overland to the south-east. It was also served by regional trains operated by South Australian Railways Bluebird railcars and Commonwealth Railways CB class railcars, and all SA regional trains ceased operation by 1990. The Adelaide to Melbourne line was converted to standard gauge in 1995, and The Overland became a standard-gauge train.

Adelaide is the only city in the world where passengers can catch trains on both north-south and east-west transcontinental routes, The Ghan,[6] (to Alice Springs and Darwin), and the Indian Pacific,[7] (to Sydney and Perth). Passengers can also catch The Overland (to Melbourne).[8] These trains are all operated by Journey Beyond.[9]


  1. "Search results for 'Keswick Terminal, SUB' with the following datasets selected - 'Suburbs and Localities', 'Local Government Areas' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. South Australian government. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  2. "Goodbye AN Passenger, Hello Great Southern Railway" Railway Digest December 1997 page 7
  3. New name for interstate rail terminal ABC News 5 August 2008
  4. ATOMIQ Design Group Archived 14 March 2011 at the Wayback Machine, Architects of the Adelaide Parklands Interstate Rail Terminal
  5. Adelaide Parklands Rail Terminal launched, Jane Lomax-Smith
  6. Ghan Timetable April 2019 to March 2020 Great Southern Rail
  7. "Indian Pacific timetable". Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions. 1 April 2019.
  8. The Overland Great Southern Rail
  9. Journeys Beyond Great Southern Rail
This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.