Friday 20th Sep, 2019

Services resume in Adelaide after tram track replacement

Graphic: DPTI

Regular tram services have resumed in Adelaide, following major track work for the City South Tramline Replacement Project.

South Australian transport minister Stephan Knoll last week thanked commuters and motorists for their patience during the partial closure of the network.

During the shutdown crews replaced existing tracks along King William Street, between Victoria Square and South Terrace.

The state is also replacing the City South tram stop so it complies with the Disability Discrimination Act. That stop remains closed for now.

“It’s obviously been a frustrating time for commuters and motorists, however these are necessary works to make the City South tram stop DDA compliant, and replace the existing tram tracks between Victoria Square and South Terrace, which were constructed in the early 1980s and reaching the end of their useful life,” Knoll said on July 24.

“This project will also reduce delays to current tram operations and improve the safety along King William Street for both road and tram users.

“This section of the track was the only remaining shared tram corridor in Adelaide’s CBD.”

The project means trams will now have their own dedicated corridor along this section of King William Street.

“This project adds to the growing list of measures the Marshall Government is delivering to improve our public transport network including building the Flinders Link project, new Park ‘n’ Rides along the O-Bahn and the Gawler line electrification project,” Minister Knoll concluded.

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