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ADELAIDE
 South Australia . Australia

Adelaide Rail Map© R. Schwandl

 System

Metropolitan Rail Network

- 6 suburban lines radiating from Adelaide Station in the central business district

- total network length 130 km, partly single-track

- electric operation on Seaford Line since 23 Feb 2014 (when also the newly-built Noarlunga - Seaford section opened)
- Tonsley branch started electric service on 5 May 2014
- other lines operated with diesel multiple units (DMUs)

- track gauge 1,600 mm; several level crossings

Adelaide - Glenelg Tram

- 15 km - mostly on its own right-of-way, except through Adelaide city centre (reserved lane) and Glenelg town centre (on-street)

- in 14 Oct 2007, extended from Victoria Sq to City West (1.6 km)

- 2.8 km western extension from City West to Entertainment Centre opened 22 March 2010

- operated with Bombardier Flexity Classic low-floor cars and Alstom Citadis (ex-Madrid)

 

 Projects

- Electrification and regauging to 1435 mm standard gauge of the railway network (More details)

 Photos

 Links

Adelaide Metro (Official Site)Urban Rail Down Under

Railways in Adelaide at Wikipedia

Glenelg Tram at Wikipedia

Adelaide Tram and Rail Map

Adelaide Train Photos (Railpix Australia)

Tram Museum at St Kilda

National Railway Museum at Port Adelaide

Read your webmaster's personal impressions on the Adelaide transport system at UrbanRail.Blog

 

 

 

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