Rail Revitalisation in 2013
The next stage of rail revitalisation works combines a number of projects to limit the duration and inconvenience caused to customers. The location of and scale of these works mean the impacts will affect all of Adelaide's metropolitan lines, requiring temporary closures at different locations across the network. The following projects are planned for completion in 2013:
- Grade separation at Goodwood Junction in the form of a railway underpass that takes the Noarlunga Line (extended to Seaford) below the interstate line
- Completion of the final major stage of track upgrade works, on the Seaford (formerly Noarlunga) Line between Oaklands and the City, and the Belair Line between Goodwood and the City
of the Seaford Line between Adelaide Railway Staion and Seaford, including the Tonsley line, comprising:
- associated signalling and communication system works
- the provision of a power supply facility at Lonsdale and associated power system infrastructure; and
- installation of the overhead wiring system and associated works
- delivery of Adelaide's first new A-City Class 4000, three car electric trains
- Adelaide Railway Station and yard upgrades, including partial electrification and works on the Adelaide Convention Centre
The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure is working around the clock to deliver a modern train service with more frequent services, encouraging people to leave their cars at home and return to public transport. South Australia's public transport system is currently undergoing a major overhaul to transform Adelaide's network into a vibrant, state of the art sustainable system, providing faster, cleaner, more frequent and more efficient services for commuters.
Project overview, fact sheets and maps
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Latest news and early works underway
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Noarlunga Line Level Crossing upgrades
Construction works to upgrade eight rail level crossings along on the Seaford/Noarlunga line will be undertaken over the coming months:
- Cross Road, Black Forest 8pm Thursday 28 March to 5am Tuesday 2 April 2013
- De Laine Avenue, Edwardstown 8pm Friday 19 April to 5am Monday 22 April 2013
- Raglan Avenue, Edwardstown 8pm Friday 19 April to 5am Monday 22 April 2013
- Angus Avenue, Edwardstown, rescheduled to 8pm Friday, 10 May to 5am Monday, 13 May 2013
- Dunorlan Road, Edwardstown, rescheduled to 8pm Friday, 10 May to 5am Monday, 13 May 2013
- Leader Street, Forestville 8pm Friday, 24 May to 5am Monday, 27 May 2013
- Edwards Street, Brighton, rescheduled to 5am Wednesday, 12 June to 5am Friday, 14 June 2013
- East Avenue, Black Forest Date to be advised
To allow works to be undertaken safely and efficiently, the level crossings will be temporarily closed to motorists and pedestrians during these times. During the temporary closures, detours and speed restrictions will be in place as required. Motorists and pedestrians are advised to observe the directions of traffic control staff and detour signage. Every effort will be made to minimise the impact of works on local residents.
Adelaide Railway Station and Yard works
The closure of the Adelaide Railway Station from 2 January to 3 February 2013, allowed us to coordinate works to reduce the overall disruption to passengers and provide construction efficiencies that delivered best value for money to taxpayers. These works are a fundamental part of revitalising our rail system, and will help bring our rail service into the 21st Century.
The Nairne Junction in the Adelaide Railway Yard is the most complex junction in Adelaide as it facilitates the movements of all rail services that enter the yard, and has been a major focus in our upgrades. The other focus was the installation of portals, masts and gantries which will facilitate electrification of the Noarlunga/Seaford Line.
Upgrades completed during this closure:
- new masts and gantries have been installed to hold the electric wires that will power the new electric trains from Seaford (formerly Noarlunga)
- tamping machine used to compact the ballast and create a solid foundation for the tracks, which is fundamental to ride quality for the rail cars
- drainage improvements
- inside the station you'll notice new toilets, upgraded escalators, and work on a new air-conditioning system is still underway
- upgraded the main junction (Nairne Junction) with new sleepers, steelwork and ballast
Many thanks to our hard-working team, who worked day and night through all conditions including the 40 degree days, to deliver this project during the closures from 2 January – 3 February 2013. Click here to check out our time lapse photography.
Adelaide Railway Station and Yard - behind the scenes during the closure:
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