Alice Springs railway station

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Alice Springs
The Ghan, Alice Springs, 2015 (09).JPG
Station in July 2015
LocationGeorge Crescent, Alice Springs
Coordinates23°41′50.7″S 133°52′24.2″E / 23.697417°S 133.873389°E / -23.697417; 133.873389Coordinates: 23°41′50.7″S 133°52′24.2″E / 23.697417°S 133.873389°E / -23.697417; 133.873389
Owned byJourney Beyond
Operated byJourney Beyond
Line(s)Adelaide-Darwin railway
Distance1,546 kilometres from Adelaide
Structure typeGround
Other information
Opened9 October 1980
Preceding station Journey Beyond Following station
towards Darwin
The Ghan Coober Pedy
towards Adelaide
One-way operation

Alice Springs railway station is located on the Adelaide–Darwin railway in Alice Springs.[1]


The original Alice Springs station opened in Railway Terrace in 1929, when the Central Australia Railway opened. A freight yard was located on what is now Murray Neck's shopping complex.

The present station opened on 9 October 1980 when a new line opened from Tarcoola.[2] The station was included in the sale of Australian National's passenger operations to Great Southern Rail on 1 November 1997.[3] It served as the terminus of the line until it was extended to Darwin in February 2004.

Station features[edit]

In the foyer of the current station is a memorial, by sculptor Gabriel Stark, this memorial is in memory of the Afghan camel trains that transported supplies to Central Australia before the arrival of the train.[4]


Alice Springs station is served by The Ghan which operates weekly in each direction with some exceptions.[5]


  1. ^ Alice Springs map Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine SA Track & Signal
  2. ^ Fourth Council 1980-1984 Alice Springs Town Council
  3. ^ "Goodbye AN Passenger, Hello Great Southern Railway" Railway Digest December 1997 page 7
  4. ^ The Ghan Memorial Monument Australia
  5. ^ The Ghan Timetable 2019-2020 Journey Beyond

External links[edit]

Media related to Alice Springs Railway Station at Wikimedia Commons