Adelaide Parklands Terminal. (Also known as Keswick Terminal). Richmond Road, Keswick. South Australia View Map. Terminal access available from . Adelaide Parklands Terminal is the only interstate railway station in Adelaide, South Australia. It is 3 kilometres ( mi) from the city centre, adjacent to the suburb of Keswick, and is within the southern part of the West Parklands. Keswick railway station was a station on the Belair, Seaford and Tonsley lines, and was located The station lay adjacent to Keswick Terminal (opened on 18 May ) which was renamed Adelaide Parklands Terminal in June
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The idea of having Interstate Trains depart and arrive so far away from the city is ridiculous and always has been a stupid idea from when they first thought it up.
What annoys me the most is what happens when an actual Train arrives, there are no buses or local trains available to take people into the city and its all reliant on Taxi Cabs, should an event be on and all the cabs be working you are essentially stranded at Keswick until a cab or someone you know can call in and pick you up. Why cant they have a dedicated set of railcars ready to at least run people back and forward to Adelaide Railway Station instead of leaving people reliant on Taxi Cabs?
The whole idea was a stupid one to begin with and should never have been allowed to happen. The best suggestion I can come up with is that the Adelaide Railway Station should be upgraded along with the Adelaide Oval Upgrade and the Interstate Trains brought back.
The Keswick Terminal should be given rent free to Steamranger to run train services from on the suburban network and to connect with Mt Barker and to promote Steamranger in general. Our stupid government go on an on about Tourism and especially Wineries, yet those are everywhere across Australia now with several very good wine regions interstate. If we want people to come here we have to have tourism infrastructure and a reason for people to do so, siht access to interstate trains is a pretty poor start and no investment into Steamranger is another way to ensure we always just stay the same.
Jun 25, Last Visited: Aaron Minister for Railways. University of Adelaide SA. Not to mention how do you prevent tying up the whole network when trying to park even a small IP on whichever platform you decide to make SG and mega long. Why is there no PT to meet the train? Well that's obvious, even GSR cannot tell you when their train might turn up. I would suggest that DTEI does not have enough cars to carry the pax and bags anyway, and if they did they certainly won't have them just waiting to be used when GSR's train rocks up.
What makes you think most of GSR's clients want to go to Adelaide anyway? They are tourists, most of them don't stay in the CBD - fact.
I don't think the government even owns it Lastly, yes other states have decent wine regions too, they also have tourist railways in case you have not noticed. The difference is our wines are much better than theirs, but sadly their preservation railways are much, much better than ours. That's nothing against SteamRanger at all, the interstate groups just have more funds than SA groups do.
Jan 20, Last Visited: The only down side of Keswick is the access arrangements as I understand that Keswick isnt an open access station which can be used by anyone other than GSR. Dec 10, Last Visited: Last train to Skaville. Technically yes - but I don't think GSR would refuse access unless it conflicted with their 'timetabled' movements.
And I bet the cost and amount of paperwork you'd have to full in wouldn't be any greater than accessing a government owned terminal.
Open access doesn't mean free. Nov 09, Last Visited: Pressman Spirit of the Vine. Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me. This subject has been done like a dinner a number of times. The federal gov have since on-sold them to private concerns. You logic for the current terminal being in a crappy location can also be applied to the Airport.
Doesn't that sound stupid! They too have never answered the question Aaron poses above So was ripping up the old railcar depot was also a mistake? The current platform 1 can hold around 20 passenger carriages, and the peak season Ghan can run with up to 32 or more carriages. That would need 3 or 4 platforms at the Adelaide Station! I can hear the Advertiser screaming about the disruptions to the metro system already!
And don't start me on wineries!!!!!! May 23, Last Visited: Oct 12, Last Visited: I'm not buying into the argument but, for information, GSR uses platform one at Central Sydney which is about m long. They may break the train onto platform 2, but I don't know. Jun 26, Last Visited: And the consist is most often split into the two platforms.
May 26, Last Visited: Unsure if any do, but passenger loadings always seem to be greater between Adeliade and Perth Motorail as an example is usually a single wagon to and from Sydney whilst it is 3 or 4 to and from Perth. Unsure if any do, but passenger loadings always seem to be greater between Adeliade and Perth Motorail as an example is usually a single wagon to and from Sydney whilst it is 3 or 4 to and from Perth I got the destinations mixed up.
More motorail over the Nullarbor makes sense as well, it's must less friendly for driving yourself. It's certainly a long tiring haul on the highway!
Sydney plat 1 and 2 is used, because its set up to be used. Track infrastructure, gauge, not in the way of regular trains. Its also part of their inter and intra state hub. The only long distance trains have are GSR's. I agree there are some advantages for using Adelaide main station and I'm sure GSR would probably prefer it for their customers, but the costs, practicality and incovience for GSR and Adelaide Suburban trains would be huge.
At least at Keswick I assume GSR call the taxi companies when they are about to arrive and a fleet turn up waiting. Perhaps if Adelaide built a city tunnel for the metro, then ran through trains like Brisbane etc then you would have ample space at Adelaide station which would only need 4, maybe 5 of the current 9 platforms.
But not in my life time me thinks. Jun 23, Last Visited: MC Minister for Railways. The Indian Pacific usually runs with one or two first class sections from Sydney to Adelaide or vice versa. Each section consists of five first class sleeping cars plus a lounge and diner, so the addition is seven cars and an extra power van to cope with the extra load and to allow the train to split.
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