Planned re-establishment of the rail line to the Port Dock precinct
Posted on 22/07/23
The Adelaide to Port Dock railway line was constructed in 1856 to service the passenger and freight movement between the Port Dock and Adelaide. With the establishment of port facilities at Semaphore and later at Outer Harbour, the line to the Port Dock was no longer required and was removed. The rejuvenation of the Port Dock precinct through residential development has led to the re-establishment of the 1 km rail line from the Outer Harbour line to a new railway station in the Port Adelaide commercial centre.
The $51m project will result in a vastly improved Port Dock destination for cyclists with the rail trail being relocated onto Barlow Street, Baker Street and Todd Street, before reconnecting with the existing trail on the Port River waterfront.
The project will commence in August 2023. Temporary pedestrian and cyclist access will be provided between the Aviation Museum and Lipson Street between August and November 2023 while preliminary works are undertaken.