Adelaide Electrification

The new extension to the Adelaide tram line along its eastern end will begin construction this weekend in a $85 million project that will add 4 new stops, 3 trams, and 1.1Km of additional track.

The extension is stage one of EastLINK with the contract for the work being awarded to a joint Venture of Downer EDI and York Civil.


Design, construction and commissioning of Light Rail Infrastructure Works for the City Tram line includes renovations for Jetty Road and City South Light Rail Infrastructure, road and pedestrian Infrastructure, utility services, and Public Realm Improvements (Adelaide City Council Area) comprising:

  • New dual track light rail extension on North Terrace from King William Road to East End;
  • A ‘’Grand Junction’’ at the intersection of North Terrace and King William Road;
  • Key destination tram stops at East End Precinct, Educational Precinct, and the Institutional Precinct;
  • An upgrade to existing tramline infrastructure and services;
  • Supply and Installation of tramline overhead wiring and subsequent protection works;
  • New Signaling for Light railway including traffic signals, ‘‘T’’ signals, points and crossings;
  • Driver facilities at the East End tram stop;
  • Design and construction of new and existing pedestrian crossings;
  • Upgrade and construction for footpaths, landscaping, street lighting, street furniture, public art and other items;
  • Redesign, modification and upgrades to existing tram rail tracks and stop infrastructure at Jetty Road and City South locations.

Night works locating underground services, utilities and geotechnical investigations along North Terrace and King William Road will begin Sunday night.

Works are scheduled to be completed early 2018

There will be impacts on our city during construction, but the biggest impact will be once the project is finished – delivering another transport option to thousands of people who work, visit or study every day in the East End of our city. Said Transport and Infrastructure Minister Stephen Mullighan






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