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Rail Maintenance Works Calendar 2017

Rail maintenance night works

Photo of tamping machines on Outer Harbor Line

The Department is introducing a new electronic notification system so that residents can receive rail maintenance works notifications via email or SMS (text message). This will allow residents to be notified in a more timely manner, especially for unplanned works. This system is being trialled throughout 2017 and written notifications will gradually be phased out. Household members can provide their details via an online form and receive electronic notifications of works that occur within the vicinity of a nominated address. All information will be kept confidential and only used to notify residents of rail works. There will be the option to ‘opt out’ of the notification system at any time. Family members of residents who do not have access to email or sms messaging can register to be notified on their behalf.

We are currently trailing the new system with residents who live in the following postcodes: 5000, 5031, 5034, 5035, 5038, 5043, 5044, 5045, 5158 and 5160. Further postcodes will be invited to subscribe during 2017.

To subscribe to receive electronic rail maintenance notifications click here.

To view upcoming roadworks click here.

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, productivity and other logistical considerations.

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

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.

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
2 April - 7 April 2017Between Port Road and Guernsey TerraceNoThermit WeldingYESNoMEDIUM
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