The Seaford Rail Extension takes the passenger railway line 5.7 km south of Noarlunga Centre, featuring a stunning 1.2 km bridge over the Onkaparinga Estuary. With a hugely successful opening on 23 February 2014.
The Seaford line is the first to be electrified - a mix of diesel 3000 class & electric 4000 class trains now operate from Seaford to Adelaide.
The Tonsley line has now been electrified and reopened to passenger services on 5 May 2014. Initially diesel trains will service the line until enough new electric trains have arrived later in the year.
Marion station pedestrian underpass replaced the 47 year old overpass, and opened on 30 November 2013. Please visit the website for the latest landscaping and public art concepts.
The Belair line was electrified from Goodwood to Adelaide on 3 May 2014, to provide operational flexibility for Adelaide's new electric train services on the Seaford and Tonsley lines.
Construction of a rail underpass to take the electrified Seaford line below the Belair and freight lines has removed one of the two major bottlenecks in Adelaide's freight network, improving both road and rail waiting times.
The new, permanent Adelaide Showground Station on the south-eastern corner of Anzac Highway and Greenhill Road commenced passenger services on 17 February 2014.
A new station at St Clair complements the completed Port Adelaide Viaduct, which included replacement of approximately 600 metres of track, repairs to structural steelwork and minor station upgrades.
A new railway station approximately 8.7 kilometres from Adelaide on the Outer Harbor line has been built between the existing Woodville Station and Cheltenham Parade, to serve the new St Clair development.
After track upgrades, installation of masts & portals, 2 new stations & 6 station upgrades, the State Government has announced that the Gawler line electrification from Adelaide to Salisbury will recommence in 2017-18.
Adelaide's first electric train to carry members of the public was introduced into service on 21 Feb 2014. A total of 22 permanently coupled 3-car Electric Multiple Units (EMUs) are being delivered from Dandenong, Victoria.
The Seaford line commenced electric services on 23 February 2014. The Tonsley line was electrified on 2 May 2014 and will commence electric services later in the year with the arrival of more electric trains.
The power to the southern railway network has been switched on from Seaford to Adelaide, from Tonsley to Adelaide and from Goodwood to Adelaide. Wires and fittings are 'live' and carrying 25kV electrical current.
The Community Wildlife Project is working with local communities to establish nesting boxes that combat the loss of habitat caused by vegetation removals.
The signalling system on the Seaford and Tonsley lines has been upgraded with a state-of-the-art system that includes a centralised computer based interlocking technology.
The South Australian Government has committed $110 million to the first stage of a joint state and federal government funded $443 million project (which includes future work at Torrens Junction). The Goodwood Junction Upgrade separates the existing freight and Belair passenger lines from the Seaford (formerly Noarlunga) line. Construction of a rail underpass near Victoria Street lowers the Seaford line below ground level, with the freight and Belair lines above.
On 10 November 2013 the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure invited the local community to celebrate completion of major works on the Goodwood Junction Upgrade, with free train rides in the brand new rail underpass. Click here for the latest news
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