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Fencing Upgrade Works Glenelg Tram Line

CONNECT - Message from the Chief Executive

29 February 2016

Works to upgrade approximately 1.5 km of fencing along the Glenelg tram line between Brighton and Goodwood will commence from Tuesday 1 March.

The works will assist in providing a safer environment for passengers, the general public and trams along the line. It will involve the removal of some vegetation including non-native trees and shrubbery and unhealthy trees and trees that pose a risk to the public or the tramline from dropping branches.

Vegetation earmarked for removal has been assessed in consultation with experts from the City of Unley, Marion and Holdfast Bay Councils.\

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) and local councils are working together to plant suitable replacement native flora to screen and enhance the habitat along the tram corridor.

During these works, temporary parking restrictions will apply along the tram corridor to allow access for maintenance workers and equipment.

Every effort will be made to reduce the timeframe of these restrictions and advance notice will be provided at affected car parks prior to work commencing.
Works will commence at Brighton Road heading towards the city including pole locations at:

  • Maxwell Terrace to Brighton Road.
  • Glengyle Terrace Plympton to Marion Road
  • Glengyle Terrace, Plympton
  • Aroha Terrace, Black Forest
  • Railway Terrace South, Goodwood

There will be no impact to public transport services during these works.

The upgrade forms part of the Annual Capital Works Program and is expected to be completed by the end of June, weather permitting.

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure thanks commuters for their cooperation and patience while these important works are undertaken.

For more information about rail maintenance works and to access the rail maintenance activity calendar, please visit