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REMINDER: Non-passenger services operating on Flinders train line

CONNECT - Message from the Chief Executive

10 December 2020

The existing Tonsley rail line, which currently ends at Clovelly Park Railway Station, is temporarily closed for essential works before it reopens as the Flinders rail line in the coming weeks.

Essential testing and driver training is expected to commence from Saturday, 12 December.

Trains will be operating on both the Flinders and Seaford lines. These trains are for testing and training purposes only and are not passenger services. The temporary closure will allow train drivers to familiarise themselves with the new section of track.

The line will remain closed to passenger services until commissioning and driver training can be completed on the new line.

Substitute buses will continue to operate during the closure, following the current train timetables as closely as possible and servicing stations between Clovelly Park and Woodlands Park. To provide customers between the Adelaide and Woodlands Park Railway Stations additional travel options, some Seaford express services will stop all stations during the closure.

The three new Activated Pedestrian Crossings that have been constructed near the new Tonsley Railway Station will be commissioned on the weekend of 12-13 December 2020.

The existing level crossing at Alawoona Avenue will also be reactivated on the weekend of 12-13 December 2020.

The new Tonsley Railway Station will open to commuters when the line re-opens, with Clovelly Park Railway Station closed permanently on Friday, 20 November 2020. The new Tonsley Railway Station will replace the decommissioned Clovelly Park Railway Station.

When the new Flinders rail line is opened it will operate under a timetable which offers:

  • extended services until late on weeknights;
  • a 20-minute frequency during peak times on weekdays;
  • a 30 minute frequency at all other times; and
  • new weekend services from early morning to late night.