Port Dock Railway Line Update

After more than 30 years, train services will return to the heart of Port Adelaide. The new one-kilometre spur line will link the Port’s commercial centre and the Dock One residential precinct to the Adelaide CBD.

It will provide rail services for those who already call the area home and the many more set to live, work and visit Port Adelaide, which is undergoing major redevelopment. It will also serve as an important destination station for the Port’s tourist attractions.

Project scope

The project will reconstruct and duplicate the spur line from the existing Outer Harbor line at Grand Junction Road and construct a new railway station at Baker Street. The new station will be located on the doorstep of the Dock One waterfront redevelopment which will include more than 750 new townhouses and apartments, a refurbished Marine and Harbours building and waterfront boardwalk.

A bus interchange will also be constructed as part of the overall Port Dock Project. Bus services, routes and layover locations will be reviewed as part of the design process to ensure future integration of bus and rail services. The Port Dock Project is being delivered by the Public Transport Projects (PTP) Alliance on behalf of the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure.

Timing of works

Early investigations, survey, design work and stakeholder engagement have started, with site mobilisation and early works planned for the second quarter of 2019. The construction schedule is currently being developed and will be finalised once sufficient design has been completed.

Concept designs

Concept designs have been prepared and are available for public comment and can be viewed at a community information session on Sunday 17 March, at the National Railway Museum, 76 Lipson Street Port Adelaide, 11am-2pm. The concepts are also being reviewed by the State Commission Assessment Panel (SCAP) as part of the Development Application process.

Stakeholder and community engagement

Concept plans for the Port Dock railway line, station and interchange are now available for public comment. As part of the Development Application process, the plans will also be available for comment via the State Commission Assessment Panel. The concept plans were developed in close collaboration with the National Railway Museum and City of Port Adelaide Enfield Council. Other key stakeholders, including the SA Aviation Museum and the Port Adelaide Bike User Group as well as residents and businesses directly adjacent the project were also engaged early in the concept design phase.

Community Information Session

The PTP Alliance is hosting an information session for stakeholders to learn more about the project and construction methodology, view the concept designs, meet the project team and have some fun with the family:

Where: National Railway Museum

Address: 76 Lipson Street, Port Adelaide

When: Sunday 17 March 2019 at 11am-2pm.

Activities on the day include:

  • Sausage Sizzle (optional gold coin donation to charity)
  • Free Train rides on the Redhen railcar and Bub the small steam engine
  • Face painting
  • Information about the project including design, construction, the environment, access, and services.

For more information

Website: ptpa.com.au/portdockrailway

Phone: 1300 205 998

Email: portdockrailway@ptpa.com.au