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Friday 20 November 2020

Tonsley Rail Line Closure for essential testing and driver training

The existing Tonsley rail line, which currently ends at Clovelly Park Railway Station,  is temporarily closed for essential testing and driver training before it reopens as the Flinders rail line in the coming weeks.

The line was due to be closed for approximately two weeks from Friday 20 November, however this critical testing and commissioning of the new Flinders Line has had to be delayed as a result of the recent COVID-19 outbreak in South Australia.

Friday 19 to Monday 22 and Friday 26 to Monday 29 June 2020

Temporary Closure of the Service Road between Flinders Drive and the entrance to the Flinders Medical Centre northern car park, Bedford Park

There will be a temporary closure of the Service Road between Flinders Drive and the entrance to the Flinders Medical Centre northern car park, Bedford Park, to accommodate the safe installation of the three spans (steel frames) which form the base of the elevated walkway.

A detailed notification about these works, including a detour map, can be found here

Thursday 26 to Saturday 28 March 2020

Temporary Closure of Laffer Drive between the new Flinders Drive extension and Sturt Road, Bedford Park

There will be a temporary closure of Laffer Drive between the new Flinders Drive extension and Sturt Road, Bedford Park, to accommodate the safe installation of steel bridge girders across Laffer drive.

A detailed notification about these works, including a detour map, can be found here

Friday 21 to Monday 24 February 2020

Temporary Closure of Sturt Road between Laffer Drive and Bradley Grove, Bedford Park

There will be a temporary closure of Sturt Road between Laffer Drive and Bradley Grove, Bedford Park, to accommodate the safe installation of steel bridge girders for the extended rail line over the top of Sturt Road.

A detailed notification about these works, including a detour map, can be found here

Saturday 15 February 2020

Temporary closure of Main South Road (northbound) surface road

From 5am to 8pm, Saturday 15 February, the Main South Road (northbound) surface road between Flinders Drive and Sturt Road will be closed. The following detours will be in place:

- Access to Sturt Road for Main South Road (northbound) traffic will be via Marion Road.

-Access to Sturt Road for Southern Expressway (northbound) traffic will be via the Marion Road exit ramp

Please see this notification for full details

Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 February 2020

Temporary Traffic Restrictions for Main South Road and Southern Expressway (lowered motorway)

As part of the Darlington Upgrade Project, works will be undertaken over the weekend of February 8 and 9 to install a gantry, light poles and barriers. These works will be coordinated with Flinders Link Project, and will be undertaken each day between 5am and 8pm. Reminder the Mimosa Terrace / Sutton Road bridge is now fully operational and local residents will be able to access Sturt Road, Shepherds Hill Road to travel northbound on South Road during these works.

Please see this notification for full details

Thursday 2 January 2020

Girder Installation - weekend road closures occurring in January 2020

The installation of the next steel bridge girders for the elevated rail line will require the following weekend road closures:

Southern Expressway (lowered motorway) and Main South Road closure (10 – 13 January 2020)

From 8pm on Friday 10 January, to 6am on Monday 13 January 2020, the Southern Expressway (lowered motorway) will be closed in both directions.

Further to this, from 8pm on Friday 10 January, to 8pm on Saturday 11 January 2020, the Main South Road (southbound) surface road will also be closed between Sturt Road and Flinders Drive.

Access will be maintained via the northbound and southbound surface roads all weekend except during the closure of the Main South Road (southbound) surface road, when motorists will be required to detour via Sturt Road and Marion Road.

Southern Expressway and Main South Road closure (17 – 20 January 2020)

From 8pm on Friday 17 January, to 6am on Monday 20 January 2020, the Main South Road (northbound) surface road between Marion Road and Sturt Road will be closed. A detour for Main South Road (northbound) traffic will be in place via Marion Road and Sturt Road.

As part of the Darlington Upgrade Project works the Southern Expressway will also be closed between Sherriffs Road, Lonsdale and Tonsley Boulevard, St Marys. Motorists will be required to use Main South Road and Lonsdale Road. Access will remain available for motorists travelling northbound along Main South Road wanting to access the Southern Expressway (lowered motorway).

For more detailed information regarding these road closures, including access arrangements and detours, please see this notification

Monday 2 December 2019

Girder Installation – weekend road closure Main South Road (southbound) surface occurring 6 December to 9 December 2019

As part of the Flinders Link Project, steel girders are required to be installed across Main South Road and the lowered motorway to form the base of the elevated bridge deck. 20 steel bridge girders, ranging in length between 30- 50 metres, will form the 10 spans to be installed as part of the project. Each span requires two steel girders to be lifted into place using two cranes which are then placed on top of the piers and abutments to form the base of the bridge deck

Span 10 will be installed over the weekend of December 6 - 9 2019. For detailed information regarding this installation and subsequent road closure and detours, please see our notification located here.

Street corner meetings

We will be holding two street corner meetings in December 2019 to provide an opportunity for people to chat to the project team and ask questions about the project.

The meetings will be held at the following locations,* weather permitting:

  • Monday 2 December, between 5pm and 6pm at Francis Street Reserve, corner of Francis Street and Rupert Avenue, Bedford Park.
  • Wednesday 4 December, between 5pm and 6pm at Tarturninthi Reserve, corner of Bradley Grove and Abbey Road, Mitchell Park.

* In the event of inclement weather, please check this web page or call us on 1300 928 345 to find out if the street corner meetings will go ahead as scheduled.

Monday 2 September 2019

Flinders Village

Flinders University announced on 3 June 2019 the development of the Flinders Village.

https://news.flinders.edu.au/blog/2019/06/03/flinders-village-to-transform-education-health-in-southern-adelaide/

Click here to view the integrated concept image for the Flinders Link Project and Flinders Village.

Monday 1 July 2019

Tonsley Station

The Tonsley Station is now closed. Tonsley Line services will now terminate at Clovelly Park Station until project completion. Staff will be available at stations along the Tonsley line between Monday 24 June to Friday 5 July to help direct and assist commuters as they adjust to the new changes.

The train timetable for the Tonsley Line services will not be modified when Tonsley Station closes with the exception that services will terminate at Clovelly Park station and the trains will remain at the station before commencing the journey back to the city.

The station is required to be removed to enable construction activities including:

  • Decommissioning of the station
  • Realignment of the current rail track
  • Construction of retaining walls and bridge abutment
  • Construction of the ramp for the elevated rail track.

Thursday 6 June 2019

Upcoming Flinders Link Project Community Information Session

A Community Information Session is being held on Sunday 16 June at the site compound, corner of Sturt Road and Laffer Drive, Bedford Park. Join us anytime between 10am to 2pm to meet members of the project team, visit ‘information stations’ and get more detailed information on the:

  • Overall project design and alignment
  • Construction methodology and program
  • Traffic management
  • Pedestrian/cycling access
  • Service relocation works
  • Environment and Landscaping
  • Community Engagement – register for information updates, provide feedback and have your say!

Street Corner Meetings

We will be holding two street corner meetings during June to provide an opportunity for people to meet the project team and ask questions about the project. The meetings will be held between 5pm and 6.30pm, weather permitting* on:

  • Tuesday 18 June at Tarturninthi Reserve, corner of Bradley Grove and Abbey Road, Mitchell Park (UPDATE 2.45pm Tuesday 18 June: The weather is looking OK so this meeting will be going ahead as planned)
  • Thursday 27 June at Tonsley Reserve, corner of Bradley Grove and Timothy Court, Mitchell Park (UPDATE 3.22pm Tuesday 27 June: The weather is looking fine so this meeting will be going ahead as planned)

* In the event of inclement weather, please call 1300 928 345 or visit this webpage to find out if the street corner meetings will go ahead as scheduled.


Closure of Tonsley Station

The Tonsley Station will be permanently closed after the last service on Friday 28 June 2019. From this time the Tonsley Line
services will terminate at Clovelly Park Station until project completion. Staff will be available at stations along the Tonsley line between Monday 24 June to Friday 5 July to help direct and assist commuters as they adjust to the new changes.

The train timetable for the Tonsley Line services will not be modified when Tonsley Station closes with the exception that services will terminate at Clovelly Park station and the trains will remain at the station before commencing the journey back to the city.

The station is required to be removed to enable construction activities including:

  • Decommissioning of the station
  • Realignment of the current rail track
  • Construction of retaining walls and bridge abutment
  • Construction of the ramp for the elevated rail track.

Monday 29 April 2019

The Flinders Link Project is set to kick into gear after receiving development approval.

The Morrison and Marshall Governments will jointly and equally fund the Tonsley rail line extension to create new connections to our health, innovation and education precincts.

The project’s budget has been revised up to $125 million as through design progression the analysis of safety, functional and stakeholder requirements has altered the scope and form of several elements of the proposal.

Major works 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, will be awarded the major works contract with the project is expected to support on average around 55 full-time equivalent jobs per year, over the life of the project.


Wednesday 3 October 2018

The Department hosted a Flinders Link Project Community Information Session on Wednesday 3 October 2018 at the Marion Cultural Centre.

Just over 100 members of the local community attended the session. It was a great opportunity for the Flinders Link project team to listen to the voices of the community and to provide more information about the project.

The project team looks forward to continuing to work with the local community.