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Torrens Rail Junction – Temporary Rail Closures

22 May 2017

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) advises that the Outer Harbor and Grange rail lines will be temporarily closed from Saturday 10 June to Monday 12 June 2017 and the Gawler rail line will be temporarily closed between Adelaide and Mawson Lakes also from Saturday 10 June to Monday 12 June 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 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 the Queen’s Birthday long weekend and traditionally lower train patronage and traffic on major roads There will be no impact to MAC Footy Express services with the lines to temporarily close after the conclusion of the Adelaide Crows v St Kilda Friday night game.

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 Friday 9 June 2017 and reopening for first service Tuesday 13 June 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 Friday 9 June 2017 and reopening for first service Tuesday 13 June 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.

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

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

Download the free app metroMATE for Apple from (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.