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Adelaide Railway Station's New Entrance

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by Jenny Esots (subscribe)
A freelance writer and traveller who likes to explore the spiritual, literary and hidden gems of Adelaide and beyond.
Published January 3rd 2022
New architectural brilliance in Adelaide
Adelaide Railway Station has a stylish new station entry that is worth a visit just to admire the amazing architecture. The new entrance is at the Northern end of the station that leads into the Riverbank precinct and Adelaide Festival Plaza. It is then an easy stroll to the footbridge and Adelaide Oval. The Riverbank precinct and Festival Plaza have been undergoing renovations. The long-awaited unveiling of these renovations is expected to occur in time for Mad March and the Adelaide and Fringe Festivals.

Adelaide Railway Station's New Entrance


Golden Glass Panels
The visitor walks from the heritage-listed charm of the main station pavilion and enters the new entrance in which at every turn there are a series of evocative curves and archways. The walkway is lined with golden coloured glass panels that in themselves are a work of art.

Adelaide Railway Station's New Entrance
Adelaide Railway Station's New Entrance


Instagram Worthy
The new entrance is a big improvement on the makeshift scaffolding that has surrounded the station for some time. It is also worth making a foray into Adelaide to experience the new architecture, which is definitely Instagram worthy.

Curves at every turn at Adelaide Railway Station's New Entrance


Contrast of Old and New
The old and new architecture manages to meld together, although some may find the contrast between heritage and modern styling too stark. The new entrance is a definite bonus for locals and visitors alike to encounter, be it a day trip to Adelaide or on their daily commute.

Looking back towards the heritage railway architecture
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Why? New Architectural Brilliance in Adelaide
When: Open every day for viewing
Where: Adelaide Railway Station - Northern end
Your Comment
It's always been an incredibly beautiful railway station but even more so now. I really must get in there and see it for myself!
by Paula McManus (score: 3|3774) 18 days ago
WOW. They absolutely nailed this. Thanks for pointing it out Jenny.
by Michael Genrich (score: 3|1822) 8 days ago
I think it’s bloody beautiful. After all, we can’t build Victorian anymore!
by Jeremy Bryce (score: 2|183) 16 days ago
It's bloody horrible. The architecture of the Adelaide train station is Victorian, this looks like a mess. Modern is ok but this is hilariously ugly.
by SilvaDasher (score: 1|99) 16 days ago
I persoanally think this us one of the good decisions that have been made about our Adelaide heritage buildings. The old entrance still being visible adds a touch of the old, but the new entrance is modern in all the right ways.
by neve. (score: 0|5) 16 days ago
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