Gawler rail line reopens Sunday 12 June

14 Jun 2022
Gawler rail line reopens Sunday 12 June

Passenger service have now resumed on the Gawler train line.

We recognise the closure of the Gawler train line has caused inconvenience and want to thank the community and passengers for their patience during this important project.

The new electrified line, together with the progressive introduction of 12 new electric rail cars, will provide passengers with a smoother, faster and quieter journey.

Hop on board soon to visit a friend, do some shopping, catch a movie or check out one of Adelaide’s great events or attractions.

Don’t forget to grab a coffee or a snack from your local café and support local business.

Gawler train timetable

Passenger services will resume on the Gawler rail line from 6.25am on Sunday 12 June.

The Gawler train timetable is now available in real time from the Adelaide Metro website.

The timetable remains the same as prior to the closure however please note the Ovingham Railway Station remains closed until further notice.

Ovingham station closure

Ovingham railway station will remain closed for the Ovingham Level Crossing Removal project.

All stations along the line will re-open for passengers, except for Ovingham Railway Station which will remain temporarily closed for project works.

While this station remains closed, a shuttle bus service will be provided to transfer Ovingham Railway Station users to and from Dudley Park Railway Station to access Gawler line train services.

Weekday shuttles

Weekend shuttles

Passengers wishing to travel towards Gawler should meet the shuttle on Exeter Terrace just north of McEwin Street 10 minutes prior to the scheduled train departure time of the train at Dudley Park.

Passengers wishing to travel between the city and Ovingham Railway Station should use Churchill Road buses 235238 and 239 and Torrens Road buses 230 and 232, available from the stops listed below.

Pop-up events

There will be activities and giveaways throughout the week with pop-up vendors along the Gawler rail line to thank commuters and residents for their patience, and to welcome everyone back on board!

Pop-up events will occur as follows:

Tuesday 14 June

Gawler Station

Have a cupcake and coffee on us at Gawler Station from 7am to 10am.

Salisbury Station

Come along for a sausage sizzle, photo booth and glitter tattoos from 3pm to 5.30pm.

Wednesday 15 & Thursday 16 June

Mawson Station

Pick up a fresh cannoli between 7am and 9am on Wednesday or 8am to 9am on Thursday.

Friday 17 June

Adelaide Station

Free cookies for Gawler rail commuters from 3pm to 6pm.

Stay Switched On

It is important to remember that as a responsible and safety conscious user of the rail network, you don’t need to do anything different to safely use an electrified system.

Whether you are a passenger or live near the new electrified lines, you should always remember:

  • Stand behind the white lines when waiting at a station. Electric trains are quieter and faster and may not stop at all stations.
  • Always use the dedicated overpasses and pedestrian footpaths to access railway stations.
  • If you have children, make sure they are aware of the dangers of electric wires. Make sure they know not to play or walk near the train tracks.
  • Only cross at level crossing and at recognised pedestrian crossings. Don’t take shortcuts along or across the railway tracks.
  • Remain alert at level crossings and don’t be distracted by personal hand-held devices such as mobile phones. Pay attention, look up and around, listen and be aware of your surrounding at all times.
  • The presence of overhead wires means changes for some vehicle road users at level crossings, with the introduction of height restrictions on roads within the electrified network.

Watch the Gawler Rail Electrification Project: Stay Switched On safety video.

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