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Port Dock Railway Line

Background

In 1981 train services between Adelaide’s CBD and the center of Port Adelaide were discontinued. The old Port Dock Station was then demolished in 1989 to make way for the Port Adelaide Police Station and Port Adelaide Magistrates Court.

Almost 30 years later, in 2017, the State Government allocated $16.4 million for a proposed Port Dock Railway Line Project. The project proposed the construction of a new one-kilometre spur line and new railway station, which would once again link the Port’s commercial center and residential developments directly to the CBD.

Current Status

Following detailed planning work undertaken in 2018, it was revealed that the Port Dock project would cost $40 million to deliver, not the $16 million initial cost estimate. The initial cost estimate was committed prior to detailed planning work, including a full technical site assessment and concept design.

While the Port Dock project in its original concept is currently on hold, further investigations are continuing to consider improvements to public transport connectivity for Port Adelaide, and the north western suburbs more broadly.

For more information, please email dit.communityrelations@sa.gov.au, or phone 1300 794 880.