Port Pirie (Ellen Street) railway station

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Port Pirie (Ellen Street)
Port Pirie Railway Station.jpg
Station front in April 2006
LocationEllen Street, Port Pirie
Coordinates33°10′33″S 138°00′37″E / 33.1759°S 138.0103°E / -33.1759; 138.0103Coordinates: 33°10′33″S 138°00′37″E / 33.1759°S 138.0103°E / -33.1759; 138.0103
Operated bySouth Australian Railways
Line(s)Trans-Australian Railway
Adelaide-Port Pirie
Port Pirie-Cockburn
Platforms1
Construction
Structure typeGround
History
Opened1875
Closed22 July 1967

Port Pirie (Ellen Street) railway station was located in the city of Port Pirie, South Australia.

History[edit]

Port Pirie (Ellen Street) station was the original station in Port Pirie, it opened in 1875 when the Port Pirie-Cockburn line opened to Gladstone. The original building was replaced in 1902.[1]

In 1937, it became a dual gauge station when the broad gauge Adelaide-Redhill line was extended to Port Pirie.

As far back as 1943, a plan existed to build a new station to remove trains from Ellen Street;[2] as part of the gauge conversion of the Port Pirie to Broken Hill line, Mary Elie Street station was built in 1967 to replace both Ellen Street and Port Pirie Junction stations.[3]

The station today is occupied by the Port Pirie National Trust Museum.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ward, Andrew (1982). Railway Stations of Australia. South Melbourne: MacMillan Company of Australia. pp. 60–61. ISBN 0 333338 53 7.
  2. ^ Council Wants No Trains in Ellen Street The Recorder 31 March 1943
  3. ^ The Planning & Evaluation of Rail Standardisation Projects in Australia GR Webb 1976
  4. ^ Port Pirie National Trust Museum Explore South Australia