Oaklands rail and bus interchange upgrade

By: Chris Smith


South Australian Transport Minister Patrick Conlon today will unveil the Rann Government’s $6.8 million Oaklands rail and bus interchange on

South Australian Transport Minister Patrick Conlon today will unveil the Rann Government’s $6.8 million Oaklands rail and bus interchange on Morphett Road, which will be officially opened in June.

Conlon announced the commissioning date this morning while inspecting the final stages of construction in a site visit.

The new interchange project – and $1.7 million in additional construction works - will deliver:
• a new railway station with adjacent bus interchange areas on Morphett Road
• automated pedestrian crossings of the railway tracks (two at level crossing, one at Adelaide end of station)
• new realigned track with concrete sleepers
• a pedestrian-activated crossing across Morphett Road
• additional 110 car parking spaces (total approx. 270)
• shelter coverage on 80% of platform areas (100m per platform)
• a ticket-sales kiosk
• water-efficient landscaping that captures and reuses stormwater to water trees and plants
• facilities that are compliant with Commonwealth disability requirements, accessible for mobility impaired and families with prams
"I think we can rightly say that this station - along with the Mawson Interchange delivered by this Government – offers the best commuter facilities in Adelaide," Conlon says.

"TransAdelaide has worked very, very hard in delivering a project which meets the community’s needs and I commend them for all their work.

"Not only has the project been completed on budget and within a 10-month construction timeframe but TransAdelaide also used the opportunity to undertake ancillary works while the station has been under construction.

"This project also shows the State Government’s commitment to public transport and encouraging more people to use our services.

"We have set a very ambitious target in our State Strategic Plan and this signals the very exciting investments we are making across the network."

Conlon says TransAdelaide will use the Queen’s Birthday three-day weekend to carry out necessary works to commission the station with the first day of services soon after.

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