Hasn’t time flown by? Only one more week until commuters will no longer have to stop for trains at Oaklands Crossing!
Oaklands Crossing has been an issue in our community for decades and to finally see our community’s hard work payoff is nothing short of amazing.
As you may recall, it was in June 2017 that $174 million in Federal, State and Local Council funding was announced which would see the Seaford rail line be lowered to tunnel under Morphett Road as well as a new lowered Oaklands Railway Station.
Having grown up in Oaklands Park I have been aware of this issue since I was a teenager working at Westfield Marion, and like all those who have been constantly delayed at this intersection, I feel a sense of achievement that this project is now so close to completion.
Please read on for more details about the upcoming closure and what will be happening on site over the next couple of months.
Federal Member for Boothby, Nicolle Flint MP and I at the Oaklands Crossing Project site
Morphett Road Level Crossing Closure
From 10.30pm Saturday 13 April 2019 to 7.00am Sunday 14 April 2019 the Morphett Road Level Crossing will be closed to traffic, pedestrians and trains. This closure is to allow for the removal of overhead line equipment. During this time, detours will be in place to divert traffic to Brighton Road. Please take note of the changed traffic conditions and make sure to heed directions from traffic personnel. Substitute buses and heavy vehicles will be granted access closer to the level crossing as required. Please see below a map of the detour routes:
Seaford & Tonsley line closures
In order for the new rail line to be connected, the Seaford and Tonsley rail lines will be temporarily closed between Adelaide and Brighton from last service Friday 12 April 2019 until last service Sunday 5 May 2019.
During that time substitute buses will run on the Seaford Line (from Brighton Railway Station to Adelaide Railway Station) and the full length of the Tonsley Line. Train services will still be operational from Brighton Railway Station to Seaford Railway Station.
Substitute bus stops for Hove, Warradale, Oaklands and Marion Railway Stations are as follows:
Hove: Temporary bus stop on Stopford Road, Hove
Warradale: Temporary bus stop on Kildonan Road, Warradale
Oaklands: Stop 29 Morphett Road (west side – city bound) and Stop 28A Morphett Road (east side – Seaford bound).
Marion: Stop 22 Oaklands Road (both sides)
For more information on the substitute bus stops for each railway station and timetable changes, click here.
Pedestrian Crossing Upgrades
To take advantage of the shutdown period, works will be undertaken to install activated pedestrian crossings at the Warradale Railway Station (to the east of the station), the Seventh Avenue crossing (west of the Warradale station) and the Hove Railway Station (to the east of the station).
During the upgrade works signs will be displayed showing detour maps. There will also be additional traffic controllers at each crossing during work hours to help direct pedestrians, cyclists and people with a disability.
Detour maps are show below:
What else is to come?
Once the new rail line is connected the last stages of the project will begin, including removing the old station, upgrading surrounding roads, constructing new car parks, reinstatement and landscaping. These works are all expected to be completed by mid 2019.
Real Time Traffic Alerts
For real time traffic information and to help avoid delays when travelling, download the addinsight app for Apple or Android, or visit the Traffic SA website at www.traffic.sa.gov.au.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call the PTPA hotline on 1300 205 994.