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CASE STUDY: South Australia’s rail revitalisation programme

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Emma Thomas, Rail Commissioner, from the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, SA delivered this presentation at the 2013 ARA Rail Suppliers Forum. The annual conference is the only …

Emma Thomas, Rail Commissioner, from the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, SA delivered this presentation at the 2013 ARA Rail Suppliers Forum. The annual conference is the only event of its kind in Australia which has been specifically researched and developed for the benefit of the rail supply and rail contracting sector. For more information about the event, please visit www.informa.com.au

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  • 1. Emma Thomas Deputy Chief Executive, Public Transport Rail Commissioner of South Australia DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, TRANSPORT AND INFRASTRUCTURE SOUTH AUSTRALIA 4th Annual Rail Suppliers Forum
  • 2. A technically complex project with an ambitious timetable: ● Goodwood Junction Upgrade ● Two new railway stations at Wayville and St Clair ● Track Upgrades ● Electrification of the Seaford and Tonsley lines ● Signalling and Communications ● New electric trains and Automated Train Protection System ● Tonsley Park Public Transport Project ● Electrification of the Gawler line to Dry Creek ● Marion Pedestrian Crossing Rail Revitalisation in South Australia
  • 3. Oaklands Interchange Hallet Cove Station Hallet Cove Beach Station Seaford Meadows and Seaford Chidda Station Elizabeth Station Elizabeth South Station Munno Para Evanstan & Gawler TRACK UPGRADE ELECTRIFICATION NEW COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SIGNALING SYSTEM IMMUNISATION COMPLETED ● major track upgrade works including formation repair, drainage improvements, the installation of new ballast, concrete re-sleepering and replacement of defective rail on the Gawler, Belair (Goodwood to Belair) and Seaford (Oaklands to Noarlunga) lines ● new stations constructed at Elizabeth and Munno Para, with station upgrades at Hallett Cove, Hallett Cove Beach, Elizabeth South, Evanston, Chidda, Gawler, Blackwood, Coromandel Valley and Eden Hills ● car park expansions at Gawler Station, Mawson Lakes, Oaklands and Smithfield Interchanges Works completed so far:
  • 4. Works completed so far: ● upgrade of Port Adelaide viaduct ● construction of a new Rail Car Depot at Dry Creek and major upgrade of the Glengowrie Tram Depot (stage one complete) ● extension of the tramline from City West to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre and the delivery of additional trams ● Seaford Rail Extension; and ● major refurbishment of the class 3000 railcars. New rail car depot - Dry Creek Electrification masts installed Port Adelaide Viaduct upgrade Hallett Cove station upgrade Seaford Rail Lonsdale substation modified
  • 5. Adelaide YardNairne Junction Nairne Junction upgrade ● main route for trains into and out of hills and key lead for Gawler, Outer Harbour and Noarlunga trains into Adelaide Station ● numerous switching capabilities provide flexibility for trains entering and exiting Adelaide Station ● significant maintenance requires capital funds and closure of all lines ● replacement fundamental for operational flexibility for future and for running electrified trains Works completed so far:
  • 6. Goodwood Junction Upgrade New Stations at Wayville and St Clair Electrification of the Seaford and Tonsley lines Signalling and communications Track Upgrades New Electric Multiple Units (EMUs) Electrification of half of Adelaide Yard only St Clair Station Electrification – Adelaide to Seaford Use Lonsdale Feeder Station Works in progress:
  • 7. Track Upgrades: ● completion of the final stage of track upgrade works on the Seaford line between Oaklands Park and the City, and the Belair line between Goodwood and City including necessary works in Adelaide Yard ● Adelaide to Goodwood Underpass ● Goodwood Underpass to Sturt River Bridge ● St Clair Station Works in progress:
  • 8. Electrification – Adelaide to Seaford Electrification of the Seaford and Tonsley lines: ● provision of a power supply facility at Lonsdale and associated power system infrastructure ● signalling Computer Based Interlocking system (CBI) from Seaford to Goodwood ● Immunisation from Goodwood to Adelaide Yard ● Electrify platforms 1-4 in Adelaide Yard ● installation of overhead wiring and associated works. Lonsdale substation modified Electrification of half of Adelaide Yard only Works in progress:
  • 9. Delivery of Adelaide’s First Electric Trains: ● Under a supply and maintenance contract with Bombardier Transportation Australia, 22 three car units will be delivered. The A-City will seat around 240 passengers with standing room for another 300. ● The wide-body train will provide more room for passengers and a host of other features, including: – safety CCTV covering the rear, front and interior – high capacity air-conditioning to suit Adelaide's winter and summer – disability access compliance with wheelchair spaces and access ramps – permanently coupled three car sets, with walk-through access between railcars – double leaf saloon doors for quick entry and exit – passenger emergency intercoms at each doorway; and – maximum speed of 110kph. Automated Train Protection System Works in progress:
  • 10. ● Trains on the interstate line currently give way to passenger trains, causing significant delays to both freight trains and road traffic ● The upgrade consists of a 615m underpass for the electrified Seaford line to go beneath the Belair line and ARTC freight line, with a 12m wide bridge deck constructed across 65m of the underpass ● A minor realignment of the ARTC freight line and Belair passenger line has been undertaken ● The project has provided a 1 in 100 year flood capacity for Brown Hill Creek channel and significant stormwater and sewer improvements ● Three pedestrian crossings are being upgraded to activated crossings, and the provision of a 3m shared use path has been incorporated ● Community input into the landscaping and amenity of the area has resulted in significant trees being designed around, and a community wildlife (nesting box) project has been instigated by the project team Goodwood Junction Upgrade
  • 11. Greenways cycle project – new shared path (red line) being constructed during rail shutdown Visit the Greenways website on www.infrastructure.sa.gov.au to see the extent of these works and how they complement the full network
  • 12. concept – overpass at Wayville Station Wayville railway station – design concept
  • 13. Canterbury Terrace, Clarence Park New ‘Wayville’ station at Adelaide Showgrounds • provides a superior entrance statement to the Wayville precinct with a stronger sense of arrival to the showgrounds entrance • far more visible station from Anzac Highway and Greenhill Road • better linked into supportive land uses, with a potential to serve 260 dwellings and a larger and more diverse employment base • makes better use of adjacent land providing an opportunity to increase activity with a ‘Kiss and Ride’, bus layover area and supporting shops • replaces current station land locked to the south, east and west • site doesn’t generate large amounts of vehicle traffic facilitating a safe pedestrian environment, yet provides direct access and parking opportunities
  • 14. Shared use path and Keswick bridge underpass • running along eastern edge of corridor • connects to bikeway and businesses • supports more cycling and walking including good lighting and passive surveillance
  • 15. Electrify Gawler line to Dry Creek ● Construction of a second Railway Substation to provide sufficient power to extend the electrified network along the Gawler line. ● Extending the Electrification of the rail corridor towards Gawler, as far as Dry Creek (approximately a further 10 kms), including electrification of the new Rail Car Depot at Dry Creek. ● Extending the installation of a new signalling and communications system along the Gawler line as far as Dry Creek. This comprises installation of modern and efficient Fibre Optic technology along with a new Automatic Train Protection System. Electrify the Gawler line to Dry Creek New projects just announced:
  • 16. Tonsley Park Public Transport Project A major upgrade to the public transport infrastructure in and around Tonsley Park, including: ● duplication of 600 metres of the Tonsley rail line ● upgrades to Clovelly Park and Tonsley stations ● new park-and-ride facilities at Clovelly Park Station; and ● construction of a new bus interchange. The Tonsley Park Public Transport Project will provide excellent public transport connections to key destinations around Darlington. It will improve access to essential services, reduce transit times for public transport users, and benefit road users by reducing traffic congestion. New projects just announced:
  • 17. Marion Pedestrian Overpass ● access ramp and stairs from and new footpath compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act and shorter walking distances ● Closed Circuit TV security coverage of the underpass, access ramps and stairs; and ● improved lighting and landscaping, featuring local native plants that enhance the amenity, and a design that incorporates Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles New projects just announced:
  • 18. Thank you and questions Adelaide yard – timelapse