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Adelaide Rail Map© R. Schwandl


Metropolitan Rail Network

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

- total network length 131 km, partly single-track

01-07-1966: Tonsley Junction - Tonsley
25-01-1976: Port Stanvac Junction - Christie Downs
02-04-1978: Christie Downs - Noarlunga Centre
28-05-2019: Tonsley Line curtailed at Clovelly Park station to facilitate extension to Flinders
20-11-2020: Tonsley Line closed to connect extension
29-12-2020: Tonsley Line reopened as Flinders Line and extended to Flinders (including a new Tonsley station just south of former Clovelly Park station)

- 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
- electric service to Gawler started on 12 June 2022
- 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

- City Tram Extension along North Terrace to East End with three stops, plus a short spur to Festival Plaza opened on 13 Oct 2018 (see project presentation video below!) [Project Website]

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




Adelaide Metro (Official Site)Urban Rail Down Under

Railways in Adelaide at Wikipedia

Glenelg Tram at Wikipedia

Adelaide Tram and Rail Map

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




East End Tram Extension (Video animation):




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