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Mitcham
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Address 5A Grange Road
Lower Mitcham SA 5062
Coordinates 34°58′38″S 138°36′31″E / 34.9773°S 138.6086°E / -34.9773; 138.6086Coordinates: 34°58′38″S 138°36′31″E / 34.9773°S 138.6086°E / -34.9773; 138.6086
Lines Belair Line
Structure Ground
Tracks 3
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Opened 1883
Owned by DPTI
Services
Preceding station   Adelaide Metro   Following station
Unley Park
toward Adelaide
Belair line
Torrens Park
toward Belair

Mitcham railway station is located on the Belair line in Adelaide. Situated 8.5 kilometres from Adelaide station, it is in the suburb of Lower Mitcham.

History

Mitcham station opened in March 1883 with the opening of the Adelaide to Aldgate section of the Adelaide-Melbourne line. It was originally planned to call the station Lower Mitcham but the name was changed prior to opening. It was previously served by the Melbourne Express. Mitcham was the junction for lines to Clapham and Sleeps Hill. It and Blackwood are the only stations between Goodwood and Belair to have more than one platform in use to allow services to pass.

In 1995, as part of the One Nation Adelaide-Melbourne line gauge conversion project, the third platform on the station's western side was converted to standard gauge.

The Mitcham railway station garden, known as Nellie's Garden, is named in honour of Nellie Iris Ellis (1920-1983) who established the garden. Mrs Ellis was the wife of a former stationmaster. The garden is maintained by volunteers and is one of only five public gardens provided by the City of Mitcham.

In 2019, portions of an upcoming film called Escape from Pretoria was shot at the station and Nellie's Garden. During this time, trains did not stop at Mitcham.

Services by platform

Platform Destination/s
1 Adelaide/Belair
2 Adelaide/Belair

Bus transfers

Bus Transfers: Stop 13B (Grange Road)
Route No. Destination & Route Details
190 City – MitchamGlenelg
Bus Transfers: Stop 14 (Belair Road)
Route No. Destination & Route Details
195 City – MitchamBlackwood
196 City – MitchamBlackwood
300 Suburban Connector
892 Urrbrae High School – MitchamBlackwood
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