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REMINDER - closure of Outer Harbor and Grange rail line, 14 April to 24 April, and Gawler rail line, 14 April to 20 April

13 Apr 2017

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) advises that the Outer Harbor and Grange rail lines will be temporarily closed from Good Friday 14 April, to Monday 24 April 2017 and the Gawler rail line will be temporarily closed between Adelaide and Mawson Lakes from Good Friday 14 April to Thursday 20 April 2017 to allow works to continue for the Torrens Rail Junction Project.

The $238 million joint State and Commonwealth project involves separating the freight and passenger rail lines and removing level crossings at Park Terrace and Gibson Street.

Park Terrace level crossing is amongst South Australia’s worst with more than 160 passenger trains passing through the crossing every weekday. This means the boom gates are down for considerable periods causing frustration, distress and substantial delays for motorist who use this part of the Inner Ring Route.  

Removing the boom gates will reduce congestion for the more than 50,000 vehicles which use these crossings every day and deliver other significant benefits including productivity gains for the rail freight industry and improved reliability and travel times for passenger rail services.

The project is supporting 212 jobs a year during construction.

Substitute buses will be provided and will replicate the existing train timetables as closely as practicable.

The timing of these works corresponds with Easter and school holidays and traditionally lower train patronage and traffic on major roads.

Outer Harbor and Grange lines

  • The rail line will be fully closed between Adelaide and Outer Harbor/Grange.
  • Passenger train services will be closed from last service on Thursday 13 April 2017 and reopening for first service Anzac Day Tuesday 25 April 2017.
  • Substitute buses will be provided to replicate the train timetable as closely as practicable.
  • Buses will pick up and set down at Stop W1 North Terrace (outside the convenience store at 136 North Terrace).

Gawler line

  • The Gawler rail line will be closed between Adelaide and Mawson Lakes Station.
  • Passenger train services will be closed from last service on Thursday 13 April 2017 and reopening for first service on Friday 21 April 2017.
  • Substitute buses will be provided to replicate the train timetable as closely as practicable.
  • Substitute buses will pick up and set down at Stop D North Terrace (outside the Intercontinental Adelaide).
  • Train services between Mawson Lakes and Gawler will continue to operate as normal.

Temporary timetables for all lines will be available at www.adelaidemetro.com.au later this week.

Signage will be in place at affected train stations and substitute bus stops to direct passengers.

To allow construction of the lowered rail line under Park Terrace at Bowden, speed and lane restrictions will be in place on Park Terrace from Good Friday 14 April to Anzac Day Tuesday 25 April 2017.

Signage will be in place to advise motorists of the changed traffic conditions and road users are requested to take extra care when workers are on site, and observe traffic signage and restrictions.

Please note that the city-bound platform at the Bowden Railway Station is also closed until the end of October 2017 as part of the Torrens Rail Junction Project.

Thank you for your patience whilst these important works are undertaken.

For real time roadwork information download the AddInsight app for Apple (https://itunes.apple.com/au/genre/music/id34) or Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps) at www.addinsight.com.au/app, or visit the Traffic SA website at www.traffic.sa.gov.au.

Download the free app metroMATE for Apple from the Adelaide Metro website (https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/metromate/id1172725642) to get real-time information about services and details on disruptions or delays. An Android version will be available soon.

Passengers can also check www.adelaidemetro.com.au or call the Adelaide Metro InfoLine on 1300 311 108 for up-to-date travel information.