Keolis Downer is now operating Adelaide’s train network. The first services run by the new operator began on January 31. Read more
The South Australian government has released four options for the design of the Hove Level Crossing Removal Project. Read more
South Australian Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Corey Wingard has confirmed that Keolis Downer will begin operating the Adelaide’s heavy rail network as of January 31. Read more
The South Australian government has confirmed that 83 staff drivers will take up an employment offer from Keolis Downer to drive trains once Keolis Downer begins operating the Adelaide passenger network at the end of January. Read more
The South Australian government has released a Climate Change Action Plan to cut the state’s emissions, with a particular focus on transport emissions. Read more
The Overland service between Melbourne and Adelaide will run again in 2021 as QANTAS announces partnership with rail travel operator Journey Beyond. Read more
The finalisation of electrification works on the Gawler Line has been delayed and costs have increased by $100 million. Read more
During South Australia’s six-day “circuit-breaker” lockdown, work on rail infrastructure projects will come to a halt. Read more
The South Australian government has announced the launch of the Adelaide Metro Customer Satisfaction Survey to understand how passengers perceive public transport services in Adelaide.
The twice-yearly survey will cover trains and tram services, as well as buses and metrics will include behaviour of staff, cleanliness, availability and accuracy of information, and driving behaviours.
Teams are closing in on the completion date for the new Flinders Line in Adelaide.
An extension of the existing Tonsley Line, the re-named line will connect the Adelaide train network to the Flinders health and education precinct when it opens in early December.
Once open, the new line will increase services along the line, with an added 12,000 trips to the new timetable and weekend services from December 26. Tonsley Line services previously only ran Monday-Friday.
South Australian Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Corey Wingard said the project will enable more people to use public transport.
“This extension of the railway line to Flinders health and education precincts will create new connections for not only the residents who live in the area, but all those who work or study at the university and hospitals,” said Wingard.
Services on the current line will be suspended for two weeks from the last service on Friday, November 20, to allow for testing and driver training before the extension opens.
“The closure is critical to ensure the new track is tested and our train drivers are familiar with the line before it opens,” said Wingard.
Local federal member Nicolle Flint said the new line would be a catalyst for further development in Adelaide’s southern suburbs.
“The extended train line will help local residents get to and from the city, and also help people get to Flinders Medical Centre and Flinders University safely and easily without the pressure of finding a car park,” Flint said.
“The Flinders Link rail line will also help the University unlock investment for their $1.5 billion Flinders Village redevelopment, as well as linking their main campus at Bedford Park to the new Tonsley Innovation Precinct.”
The joint federal-state funded $141 million extension project has involved an elevated track over Sturt Road, Laffers Triangle and Main South Road, two new stations at Flinders and Tonsley, and a shared pedestrian/cycle path adjacent to the rail line.
Tonsley station will replace Clovelly Park station, which will be closed.