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City South Tram Line Replacement

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The City South Tram line Replacement Project will replace the existing tracks along King William Street between Victoria Square (at the intersection of Gouger and Angas streets) and South Terrace. The City South tram stop at the intersection of Sturt/Halifax streets and King William Street will also be replaced as part of the project.

Some modifications to existing traffic arrangements and car parking will also be required as part of the project, in order to accommodate the dedicated tram corridor.


Design works are underway, with construction expected to commence in the second quarter of 2019 and be completed in the third quarter of 2019, weather permitting.

Every effort will be made to minimise impacts to road users, nearby businesses and residents as much as practicably possible during construction. Various restrictions will be in place during the works and advance notice will be provided ahead of the works.

There will be a period during major construction when tram services will be impacted. Substitute bus services will be in place during this period, between South Terrace and the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, and the East End.

Stakeholder and business engagement

Engagement will continue with businesses, land owners, residents and the City of Adelaide. Input from local businesses will be particularly important to help inform the design and construction methodology. Business interviews will be conducted during February 2019.

DPTI is committed to working with local businesses to minimise impacts resulting from our construction activities.

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Project website

The Public Transport Projects Alliance (PTPA) has released a website, which will be the main source of information, updates and notifications for the City South Tram Line Replacement project.

The PTPA has been selected to deliver the design of the South Tram Line Replacement project. The PTPA brings McConnell Dowell, Arup and Mott Macdonald together with the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure to deliver community-based and value-for-money public transport solutions that improve liveability and connectivity for South Australians - delivered safely and with minimal disruption to local communities.

The new website can be found at