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Gawler, Outer Harbor and Grange rail line closures

CONNECT - Message from the Chief Executive

9 October 2020

The Department for Infrastructure and Transport reminds public transport users that the partial closure of the Gawler rail line between Adelaide and Salisbury during the September/October school holidays has been extended until Christmas Day.

The partial closure, which began on Sunday, 27 September, was initially scheduled to be completed last service Sunday, 11 October, but will remain in place until last service Friday, 25 December.

The partial closure is required to facilitate works for the Gawler Rail Electrification Project that cannot be safely undertaken with trains operating and have been scheduled to minimise the impact for customers.

Substitute bus services will operate as closely as possible to the train timetable for the duration of this closure.

Please note there will also be a range of closures taking place across the Outer Harbor and Grange rail lines to assist with works on the Gawler Rail Electrification Project.

Full closures of the Outer Harbor and Grange lines will be in place each night from Monday, 12 October to Thursday, 10 December from approximately 9pm until last service. This includes Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

Trains will resume their normal services the following morning.

These closures will not take place where major events are scheduled, including the State of Origin, Christmas Pageant and cricket events.

Please note a full weekend closure of the Outer Harbor and Grange lines will also be in place from approximately 9pm Friday, 20 November to last service Sunday, 22 November.

Substitute bus services will operate as closely as possible to the train timetable for the duration of these closures.

For full public transport information please visit Adelaide Metro:

The Department thanks commuters for their patience while these works are undertaken.

The Australian and South Australian Governments are jointly funding the $615 million electrification and modernisation of the Gawler rail line, which will deliver a faster, cleaner and more reliable service, delivering an electrified network through Adelaide from Gawler to Seaford.

The project, which is expected to be completed in 2021, will support increased capacity and future growth for development along the rail corridor and in northern Adelaide.