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Seaford Rail Line Closure: What You Need to Know

The pause in service is earmarked for the installation of new escalators at the Noarlunga Railway Station, a key upgrade that promises to significantly improve commuter experience.

The Seaford rail line is set for a temporary partial shutdown this coming March long weekend. The pause in service is earmarked for the installation of new escalators at the Noarlunga Railway Station, a key upgrade that promises to significantly improve commuter experience.

From the evening of Friday, 8 March, through to the end of service on Monday, 11 March, trains will not run between Brighton and Seaford Railway Stations. This necessary hiatus in service is to ensure the safety and efficiency of the escalator installation process, which cannot proceed alongside active rail operations.

Understanding the inconvenience this may pose, especially amidst the bustling Adelaide Fringe Festival, WOMADelaide, and Adelaide Cup events, authorities have arranged for substitute bus services. These buses will cover all stops between the affected stations, seamlessly connecting passengers to trains running the Brighton to Adelaide stretch. Additionally, to cater to the increased passenger flow due to the aforementioned events, extra replacement bus services will be operational each night.

The resumption of regular service on the Seaford rail line is scheduled for the early hours of Tuesday, 12 March, marking a swift return to normalcy post-installation. The escalators, set to be tested and commissioned in the weeks following, are anticipated to be fully operational by early April, marking a significant milestone in the station’s upgrade saga. Earlier this year, the Noarlunga Railway Station already saw enhancements in lighting and security, reflecting a broader push towards improving public transport facilities.

The temporary disruption, while inconvenient, is a small price for the long-term benefits these upgrades are set to bring. The Department has extended its apologies to commuters for the temporary inconvenience, emphasising the importance of these works in providing a safer, more accessible, and efficient public transport system.

For those planning their journeys during this period, detailed information on substitute bus timetables and other relevant details are available on the Adelaide Metro website, ensuring passengers can navigate the temporary changes with ease.

For more information, including substitute bus timetables, or to plan your journey please visit the Adelaide Metro website.

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