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Rail Maintenance Works Calendar 2017

Rail maintenance night works

Photo of tamping machines on Outer Harbor Line

The Department has introduced an electronic notification system to enable residents surrounding the rail corridors (including the tram line) to receive rail maintenance work notifications via email or SMS (text message). This will allow residents to be notified of upcoming night works in a more timely manner, including unplanned works. Written notifications will be phased out from 1 July 2017.

Upon registering, you will receive electronic notifications of works that occur within the vicinity of the address you have nominated. All information will be kept confidential. All notifications will include the option to ‘opt out’ of receiving notifications at any time.

To subscribe to receive electronic rail maintenance notifications click here.

To view upcoming roadworks click here.

No mobile phone or e-mail?  

Residents who do not have access to email or SMS messaging can request family members, neighbours or friends to register to receive notifications on their behalf.

Note: While the department will make every effort to maintain the accuracy of this Rail Maintenance Works Calendar, some changes to the dates, details and locations of works may be required without notice, depending on weather conditions and other logistical considerations.

In addition, some works such as emergency response activities may not be captured in this calendar. 

The calendar is updated regularly as dates and times of upcoming maintenance works are confirmed.  Planned rail closures will also be published on this calendar to provide as much advance notice to rail passengers as possible.

If you have any questions about the Rail Maintenance Works Calendar or the electronic notification system, e-mail or call 1300 794 880.

Date(s)Location(s) Service impacts Work description Night works? Road traffic impacts Potential noise level
ADELAIDE YARD (adjacent to Adelaide Railway Station)     
mid-February to 30 June 2017Between Millswood and Lynton stationsNoUpgrade of train corridor fencing, with associated vegetation worksNOSome minor short term impacts on street parkingLOW
25 - 30 June 2017Between Millswood and Blackwood stationsNoDrain cleaningYESNoLOW
from 11 April 2017 until end October 2017Bowden railway station - city bound platform closedYES - See for detailsConstruction works for the Torrens Rail Junction projectYESNoHIGH
25 - 30 June 2017Between Harris and Tracy Streets, Exeter, between Wills Street, Largs Bay and the Largs railway station, between Wigley Street and Fletcher Road, Largs Bay and between Swansea Street, Largs North and Draper railway stationNoThermit weldingYESNoMEDIUM
9 to 13 July 2017Between Port Road and West Lakes BoulevardNoThermit weldingYESNoMEDIUM
13 to 30 June 2017Between Christie Road, Lonsdale and Seaford railway stationNotampingYESNoHIGH
20 to 24 June 2017Hove railway stationNoLighting upgradeYESNoLOW
Commencing 22 to 24 June 2017 (two nights, overnight)Oaklands railway stationNoStation hotwashYESNoMEDIUM
Commencing 24 June 2017 (one night, overnight)Hallett Cove railway stationNoStation hotwashYESNoMEDIUM
mid-February to 30 June 2017Between Stop 1 (Greenhill Road) and Stop 12 (Morphett Road)NoUpgrade of train corridor fencing, with associated vegetation worksNOSome minor short term impact on street parkingMEDIUM


LOW IMPACT - types of equipment used may include light machinery and hand tools.

MEDIUM IMPACT - types of equipment used may include heavy machinery, hand tools and work trains / road rail vehicles.

HIGH IMPACT - types of equipment used may include a tamping machine, plus other light and heavy machinery, hand tools and work trains / road rail vehicles.


If you have any questions or feedback about this rail maintenance calendar, please contact us by:

Phone: DPTI Community Engagement on 1300 794 880