Connecting the new station and rail line - Temporary line closure April and May 2019
By building the new station ‘offline’ next to the existing station, the existing station can remain open for most of the project.
In order to connect the new station and rail line, the project needs to temporarily close the Seaford Line for three weeks. This is called an ‘occupation’ and will occur from after last service Friday, 12 April, until last service Sunday, 5 May. Normal train services will resume from first service Monday, 6 May.
The overhead power will need to be isolated to facilitate the Oaklands Crossing works during the occupation. As the substation is at Lonsdale, the isolation extends through to the Adelaide Railway Station, meaning that electric trains will not be able to run on the Adelaide side of the works, including the Tonsley Line.
During this closure, the project will complete the station and connect the new tracks to the existing tracks (near Johnstone Road, east of the station and Straun Avenue, west of the station). See map here.
During the Seaford Line closure, trains will run between Seaford Railway Station and Brighton Railway Station, with substitute buses between Brighton Railway Station and Adelaide Railway Station.
The Tonsley Line will also be temporarily closed, with substitute buses running between Tonsley Railway Station and Adelaide Railway Station.
Substitute buses will collect passengers from designated bus stops nearby to the stations.
Buses for Oaklands Railway Station will operate from Stop 29 Morphett Road- west side (City-bound) and Stop 28A Morphett Road- east side (Seaford-bound).
Information for substitute bus stops for each railway station and timetable changes will be available on the Adelaide Metro website https://adelaidemetro.com.au/.
For any service queries please call the Adelaide Metro InfoLine on 1300 311 108.