Adelaide’s railway stations to receive much-needed makeovers
The SA Government have begun their plans to upgrade the railway stations across metropolitan Adelaide, giving them much-needed makeovers as part of their $111 million commitment from the 2021-22 State Budget.
The following railway stations will be upgraded between 2021 and 2025, providing a more enjoyable and safer journey for train commuters:
- 14 stations along the Gawler Line
- Ovingham Railway Station
- Woodlands Railway Station
- Ethelton Railway Station
- Adelaide Railway Station
- Goodwood Railway Station
The upgrade projects will also support 110 full-time jobs during peak construction.
Premier Steven Marshall said the upgrade projects will help to encourage more people to use public transport in order to ease traffic congestion and reduce environmental impacts.
“We saw, under the former Labor government, public transport patronage dwindled to embarrassingly low levels,” Premier Marshall said.
“My government is getting on with delivering not only the long-awaited and much-anticipated electrification of the Gawler Line, but also desperately needed upgrades to our rail infrastructure.”
Premier Marshall said the 2021-22 State Budget was focused on creating jobs, building important infrastructure and delivering better services to secure the state’s growing global reputation as one of the safest and most attractive places in the world to live, work and raise a family.
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Corey Wingard said the upgrade works on Adelaide’s railway stations will include new shelters, seating and bins, lighting upgrades, painting and landscaping.
“The stations on our train network were left to go to wrack and ruin under the former Labor government, which no doubt had an impact on the number of South Australians using public transport,” Minister Wingard said.
“This investment in a Station Refresh program will complement the extensive cleaning blitz the new rail operator Keolis Downer has undertaken across the network.”
The SA Government is currently investing in the state’s public transportation network to deliver better and more frequent train services.