Adelaide train stations line up for much-needed transformations
Fifteen stations along the Gawler Line, along with other stations in the network, will be upgraded, providing a smoother and safer journey for Adelaide rail commuters and supporting 110 full-time jobs at the height of construction.
Premier Steven Marshall said the funding will help encourage more people to leave their cars at home and take public transit.
“We have seen under the former Labor government public transport ridership drop to embarrassing levels,” Prime Minister Marshall said.
“My government is working not only to achieve the long-awaited and highly anticipated electrification of the Gawler Line, but also to upgrade our much-needed rail infrastructure.
“We know that if we can get more people on our buses and trains, it will help reduce congestion on our roads and reduce the impact on the environment.
“Our budget for a Stronger South Australia creates jobs, builds what matters and delivers better services to bolster our state’s growing global reputation as one of the safest and most attractive places in the world to live,” work and raise a family. ”
Infrastructure and Transport Minister Corey Wingard said the upgrades will include new shelters, seats and bins, improvements to lighting, painting and landscaping.
“The stations in our rail network were left abandoned under the former Labor government, which has undoubtedly had an impact on the number of South Australians using public transport,” said Minister Wingard.
“This investment in a Station Refresh program will complement the vast cleaning blitz that new rail operator Keolis Downer has undertaken across the network.
“Marshall’s Liberal government was elected to provide better service and that is why we are investing in our public transportation system – to provide better and more frequent train services.
Stations to be modernized between 2021 and 2025 include:
- 14 stations along the Gawler Line ($ 20 million 50:50 with Commonwealth Government)
- Ovingham Station ($ 10 million) (also on the Gawler line but funded separately)
- Woodlands Station ($ 1.5 million)
- Ethelton Station ($ 5 million)
- Adelaide Station ($ 6.4 million)
- Goodwood Station ($ 5 million)