Adelaide rail extensions to be investigated with new funding in budget

Future extensions and upgrades to Adelaide’s rail network will be investigated under funding allocated in South Australia’s budget, while more beds have been pledged for two of the city’s hospitals. 

ABC News has been told $10 million will go towards the rail extension planning, with the cost split equally between the federal and state governments.

Part of the work is expected to look at what it would take to extend the existing rail lines beyond where they currently end.  

Land has already been secured for the Seaford line extension.(ABC News: Matthew Smith)

The planning works will examine upgrades to the southern end of the train line, including taking the Seaford line towards Aldinga.

The government has already secured a 60-metre-wide corridor of land from Quinliven Road to Aldinga Beach Road for the extension of that line.

In Adelaide’s north, the study will look at where the Gawler line could be extended to the Barossa, using the existing rail corridor.

ABC News has also been told the planning works could also investigate what would be required to extend services to Mount Barker.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *