The Flinders Link Project is ready to kick into gear after receiving development approval. The Morrison and Marshall Governments are jointly and equally funding this Tonsley rail line extension to create new connections to our health, innovation and education precincts.
Major works are expected to begin within the coming months, with completion expected in mid-2020.
Gateway South, a joint venture between Fulton Hogan and Laing O’Rourke, has been awarded the major works contract with the project and is expected to support on average around 55 full-time equivalent jobs per year, over the life of the project.
The project includes:
* A 650-metre extension of the current Tonsley rail line, including an elevated single track over Sturt Road, Laffers Triangle and Main South Road, linking Flinders Medical Centre and Flinders University to the passenger rail network;
* Construction of a new Flinders Station and removal of the existing Tonsley Station; and,
* An integrated shared pedestrian/cycle path adjacent the rail line from the new ramp located at the corner of Sturt Road and Birch Crescent to the new Flinders Station.