Government of SA - Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure

BackgroundCompleted depot

The former railcar depot facilities on North Terrace, Adelaide have been relocated to make way for the new Royal Adelaide Hospital. The new railcar depot located at Dry Creek provides railcar maintenance, cleaning and stabling facilities to support the $2.6 billion investment to revitalise Adelaide's public transport network. The depot began operation on Sunday 6 February 2011.

This $2.6 billion State and Federal Government public transport investment over 10 years will transform Adelaide’s network into a vibrant, state-of-the-art and sustainable system providing faster, cleaner, more frequent and efficient services for train, tram and bus commuters.

Rail Revitalisation forms the centrepiece of this investment and includes:

Other elements of the $2.6 billion public transport network investment include:

This investment in public transport is consistent with the Strategic Infrastructure Plan for South Australia that was released in 2005. This plan provided a long term, state-wide framework for the planning and delivery of infrastructure in South Australia. It identified the use of public transport as one of four priorities for the development of transport infrastructure and revitalising rail is a key part of achieving this goal.

For further information about the Strategic Infrastructure Plan, please visit

Government of South Australia Website Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure Government of South Australia Website