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Flinders Link Project



The Flinders Link Project is a joint initiative of the Australian and South Australian Governments to extend the Tonsley rail line to create new connections to our health, innovation and education precincts.

The project will improve public transport services and provide better connectivity via a reliable, convenient and accessible elevated rail connection.

Specifically, the project proposes:

  • A 650-metre extension of the current Tonsley rail line, including an elevated single track over Sturt Road, Laffers Triangle and Main South Road, linking Flinders Medical Centre and Flinders University to the passenger rail network;
  • Construction of a new Flinders Station and removal of the existing Tonsley Station; and,
  • An integrated shared pedestrian/cycle path adjacent the rail line from the new ramp located at the corner of Sturt Road and Birch Crescent to the new Flinders Station.

Tonsley Station

The Tonsley Station is now closed. Tonsley Line services will now terminate at Clovelly Park Station until project completion. Staff will be available at stations along the Tonsley line between Monday 24 June to Friday 5 July to help direct and assist commuters as they adjust to the new changes.

The train timetable for the Tonsley Line services will not be modified when Tonsley Station closes with the exception that services will terminate at Clovelly Park station and the trains will remain at the station before commencing the journey back to the city.

The station is required to be removed to enable construction activities including:

  • Decommissioning of the station
  • Realignment of the current rail track
  • Construction of retaining walls and bridge abutment
  • Construction of the ramp for the elevated rail track.