Government of SA - Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
Gawler Rail Revitalisation

Electrified rail services to Salisbury

On 17 February 2014, the Premier committed $152.4 million to extend electrification from Adelaide to Salisbury if the Labor Government was re-elected, and stated that a further $120 million will ensure the line is electrified all the way to Gawler.  Funding over four years commences in 2015-16 with the final $52.2 million committed in 2018-19.  Please click here to view the media release.

Construction Documentary

Track upgrade works completed

Train services between Mawson Interchange and Gawler Central resumed on Saturday 31 March 2012, slightly ahead of schedule. 

All parts of the track have been completely upgraded, including:

To facilitate final works, the line was re-opened in two stages to minimise disruptions to public transport users and maximise efficiencies.

1. Opening to Salisbury 18 March 2012

2. Full line re-opening 31 March 2012

From Sunday 18 March the line was opened for passenger services between Mawson Interchange and Salisbury Interchange. Works continued through to Gawler Central and the line remained closed.

Limited services operated on Saturday 31 March 2012 with return to full services from Sunday 1 April 2012. Train services resumed from the 6:21pm departing Adelaide Railway Station and the 7:54pm departing Gawler on Saturday.

This is the largest section of track to be upgraded as part of the State Government's Rail Revitalisation Project, requiring a track closure to get the work done as efficiently and safely as possible.

The department thanks residents and commuters for their patience while these important infrastructure works took place.

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