Darwin railway station

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Station platform in April 2007
Location Saloo Street, Darwin
Coordinates 12°28′23″S 130°54′14″E / 12.472964°S 130.903978°E / -12.472964; 130.903978Coordinates: 12°28′23″S 130°54′14″E / 12.472964°S 130.903978°E / -12.472964; 130.903978
Owned by Great Southern Rail
Line(s) Adelaide-Darwin railway
Distance 2,979 kilometres from Adelaide
Platforms 1
Structure type Ground
Other information
Status Staffed
Opened 4 February 2004
Preceding station   Great Southern Rail   Following station
Terminus The Ghan
towards Adelaide

Darwin railway station is the terminus station of the Adelaide-Darwin railway in the Darwin suburb of East Arm.[1] The station is 2,979 km (1,851 mi) from Adelaide Parklands Terminal and 18 km (11 mi) by road from Darwin's city centre. The single platform is level with the ground, requiring the use of boarding stairs.


The station opened on 4 February 2004 when The Ghan operated the first passenger service on the newly opened line from Alice Springs.[2]

In July 2004, a preserved 1886 Baldwin steam locomotive was brought to the station for public display.[3] Sandfly was the first locomotive in the Northern Territory and was used for construction of the Palmerston and Pine Creek Railway before working the line for 63 years was brought to the station from Adelaide for public display. Sandfly was later removed to a hangar in Parap.[4]


Darwin station is served by The Ghan which operates weekly in each direction, with a second service between May and August.[5] The service has a motorail service with facilities for loading and unloading at the station.[6]

Station in September 2007


  1. ^ Berrimah / East Arm map SA Track & Signal
  2. ^ "Adelaide - Darwin rail link". Darwin Port Corporation. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Narrow Gauge No.107 - NA 1 - Sandfly". www.comrails.com. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  4. ^ ""Sandfly" Oldest and longest serving locomotive (63 years) on the NAR line". Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  5. ^ The Ghan Timetables Archived February 15, 2015, at the Wayback Machine. Great Southern Rail
  6. ^ "Alice Springs-Darwin Rail Line, Australia". railway-technology.com. Retrieved 8 March 2014.

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