Outer Harbor railway line
Outer Harbor Line
|Railway Line Overview|
|Terminus||Osborne (Peak Only)
|Line Length||21.9 km|
|Track||Double track to Midlunga
Single track to Outer Harbor
|Peak Frequency||every 10-20 min|
|Weekday Frequency||every 30 min|
|Weekend Frequency||every 30 min|
|Night Frequency||every 60 min|
|Opened||1856 (To Port Adelaide)
1908 (To Outer Harbor)
|Re-sleepered (Concrete)||2002, November 2009-March 2010|
|Electrified||Suspended until further notice.|
|Adelaide Railway Lines|
|Gawler Central Line|
|Outer Harbor Line|
The Outer Harbor Railway Line in Adelaide, South Australia is a heavy rail suburban commuter line, running from Adelaide Station through the north western suburbs to Port Adelaide and Outer Harbor. It is 21.9 km (13¾ miles) in length, and shares part of its run with the Grange line. It is operated by Adelaide Metro.
When delivering the 2008 South Australian State Budget, Treasurer Kevin Foley announced a $83 million plan to electrify the Outer Harbor, Seaford and Gawler lines as part of the Government's 10-year $2-billion plan to revitalise Adelaide's public transport network. In the 2011 budget it was announced that electrification of the Outer Harbor line would be deferred until 2016.
The line is double track from Adelaide station to Midlunga station, then single for the final 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) to Outer Harbor. The northern section of the line runs along the middle of the narrow Lefevre Peninsula with stations at regular intervals. The line is broad gauge (1600 mm), the same as the rest of the Adelaide network. The line between Port Adelaide Junction and Glanville was dual gauge until early December 2009. The standard gauge was removed during the temporary closure of the Outer Harbor line as the Port Adelaide Viaduct upgrade.
Unlike the Gawler Central and Seaford lines, the timetable on the Outer Harbor line are relatively simple. Weekday off-peak services run every 30 minutes, with most trains running express between Adelaide and Woodville. Weekday peak services run every 20-30 min, with the majority also running express between Adelaide and Woodville. Two services in the morning and one in the evening run express between Adelaide and Ethelton. There are also three services that terminate at Glanville during peak times to supplement these expresses. From 1 July 2012 weekend/public holiday services were upgraded to run every half-hour, while night services run every hour, calling at all stations, and because there is no railcar depot on the line the last two railcars at night run express back to Adelaide from Outer Harbor. Some Saturday services are every 30 minutes during some sort of weekend peak hour until 1 July 2012.
Services are similar on the Grange line, which use the same track between Adelaide and Woodville, where the Grange line diverges south west. Grange trains stop at all stations.
Services are operated by 3100/3000 class railcars and 2100/2000 class railcars ("Jumbos"). Jumbos run on peak hour services, usually as three-car sets. Some off-peak services are two-three car Jumbos.
|Outer Harbor Line suburban service|
|Outer Harbor||1926||Bus transfer:|
|North Haven||13 September 1981|
|Osborne||30 November 1908||Some Peak Hour Services Terminate Here
|Taperoo||30 November 1908||Opened as Silicate Siding; renamed 22 November 1920|
|Largs North||21 August 1916||Opened as Swansea; renamed 1 November 1945|
|Glanville||7 January 1878||Bus transfer:|
|Port Adelaide||1916||Opened as Commercial Road; renamed 1981
|Woodville||April 1856||Change for the Grange Line
|Woodville Park||December 1936|
|West Croydon||21 December 1915|
|Bowden||April 1856||Change for the Glenelg Tramline.|
|Adelaide||April 1856||Change for the Belair, Gawler, Tonsley and Seaford Lines.
Change for the Glenelg Tramline.
- Rails Through Swamp and Sand – A History of the Port Adelaide Railway. M. Thompson pub. Port Dock Station Railway Museum (1988) ISBN 0-9595073-6-1
- "2008 State Budget". South Australian Department of Treasury and Finance. 5 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-06.[dead link]
- Martin, Sarah (10 June 2011). "SA State Budget 11 - $200m in rail revitalisation work delayed". The Advertiser. Retrieved 2011-06-10.