Outer Harbor railway line

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Outer Harbor Line
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Railway Line Overview
Route
Starting Point Adelaide
Major Stations Woodville
Port Adelaide
Glanville
Terminus Osborne (Peak Only)
Outer Harbor
Line Length 21.9 km
Track Double track to Midlunga
Single track to Outer Harbor
Frequency
Peak Frequency every 10-20 min
Weekday Frequency every 30 min
Weekend Frequency every 30 min
Night Frequency every 60 min
Rolling Stock
2000/2100 class Yes
3000/3100 class Yes
History
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
Belair Line
Gawler Central Line
Glenelg Tram
Grange Line
Seaford Line
Outer Harbor Line
Tonsley 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.

History[edit]

The section between Adelaide and Port Adelaide Junction is the oldest railway in Adelaide and was the first government-owned railway in the British Empire[citation needed], opening in 1856.

Electrification[edit]

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.[1] In the 2011 budget it was announced that electrification of the Outer Harbor line would be deferred until 2016.[2]

Route[edit]

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.

Timetables[edit]

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.

Line guide[edit]

Outer Harbor Line suburban service
 Gauge and interchange key 
Broad gauge
Standard gauge
Adelaide Metro commuter trains
Adelaide Metro trams
Adelaide Metro buses
GSR interstate trains
21.9km
0:40
Outer Harbor
Golfcourse Entrance
Balloon Loop exit
Klingberg Drive
20.5km
0:38
North Haven
Osborne Road
19.6km
0:36
Osborne
Connection to Pelican Point
18.8km
0:34
Midlunga
Gedville Road
18.2km
0:33
Taperoo
Strathfield Terrace
17.2km
0:31
Draper
Kalopore Avenue
16.4km
0:30
Largs North
Fletcher Road
Jetty Road
15.5km
0:28
Largs
Largs Jetty(Closed 1908)
Wills Street
Hargrave Street
14.6km
0:26
Peterhead
Harris Street
Semaphore Road Semaphore Road
To Semaphore
13.8km
0:25
Glanville Interchange BSicon BUS.svg
Birkenhead Loop to Pelican Point (Dual gauge)
Hart Street
13.1km
0:23
Ethelton
Rennie Road
Port River
Old Port Road
Church Street
11.7km
0:21
Port Adelaide(Commercial Road) Commercial Road
Lipson Street
Proposed tram extension
National Railway Museum
Grand Junction Road Grand Junction Road
Rosewater Loop to Dry Creek (Dual gauge)
10.2km
0:18
Alberton
Fussel Place
9.2km
0:17
Cheltenham
Cheltenham Racecourse (Closed 2009)
Cheltenham Parade
8.6km
0:15
St Clair
To Gillman Junction via Finsbury
To Grange
7.5km
0:14
Woodville BSicon BAHN.svg
Woodville Road
6.8km
0:12
Woodville Park
Kilkenny Road
6.0km
0:10
Kilkenny
Private Road
5.1km
0:09
West Croydon(Over Rosetta Street)
4.2km
0:07
Croydon
Elizabeth Street
South Road South Road
Coglin Street
Chief Street
East Street
2.7km
0:05
Bowden
Gibson Street
Gibson Street
Proposed tram junction
Park Terrace Park Terrace
Entertainment Centre
To Port Augusta
To Gawler
Torrens Bridge(Closed 1888)
River Torrens
To Seaford, Tonsley and Belair
West Terrace
Adelaide Depot
City West
Montefiore Road
0km
0:00
Adelaide BSicon BAHN.svg BSicon TRAM.svg BSicon BUS.svg
To Glenelg
Notice explaining about step-free access. This can be found inside every Jubilee line train.
Station Image Opened Additional information
Outer Harbor Handicapped/disabled access Parking OuterHarborSA.jpg 1926 Bus transfer: 333
North Haven Handicapped/disabled access BSicon PARKING.svg NorthHavenRailwayStationAdelaide.jpg 13 September 1981
Osborne Handicapped/disabled access OsborneRailwayStationAdelaide.jpg 30 November 1908 Some Peak Hour Services Terminate Here
Bus transfer: 150 333
Midlunga Handicapped/disabled access MidlungaRailwayStationAdelaide.jpg 1921
Taperoo Handicapped/disabled access TaperooRailwayStationAdelaide.jpg 30 November 1908 Opened as Silicate Siding; renamed 22 November 1920
Draper Handicapped/disabled access unknown
Largs North Handicapped/disabled access 21 August 1916 Opened as Swansea; renamed 1 November 1945
Largs Handicapped/disabled access 1907
Peterhead Handicapped/disabled access Parking Peterhead Station 2.jpg 1911 Bus transfer: 352 353
Glanville Handicapped/disabled access Park and Ride Glanville Interchange.jpeg 7 January 1878 Bus transfer: 333
Ethelton Handicapped/disabled access Parking EtheltonRailwayStationAdelaide.jpg 1916
Port Adelaide Handicapped/disabled access Port adelaide station.jpeg 1916 Opened as Commercial Road; renamed 1981
Bus transfer:150 118 230 232 361
Alberton Handicapped/disabled access Alberton station.jpg April 1856
Cheltenham Handicapped/disabled access CheltenhamRailwayStationAdelaide.jpg 1959
Woodville Handicapped/disabled access Parking WoodvilleRailwayStationAdelaide.jpg April 1856 Change for the Grange Line
Bus Transfer: 100
Woodville Park Handicapped/disabled access Parking Woodville Park Railway.jpg December 1936
Kilkenny Handicapped/disabled access Kilkenny station SA.jpg 1881 Bus Transfer: 231
West Croydon Handicapped/disabled access West Croyden Station 2008.jpg 21 December 1915
Croydon Handicapped/disabled access Croydon railway station, Adelaide, City Bound Platform.JPG 1888
Bowden Handicapped/disabled access Bowden station.jpg April 1856 Change for the Glenelg Tramline.
Adelaide Handicapped/disabled access TransAdelaide 3000 class railcar at Adelaide station.jpg April 1856 Change for the Belair, Gawler, Tonsley and Seaford Lines.
Change for the Glenelg Tramline.


References[edit]

  • 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
  1. ^ "2008 State Budget". South Australian Department of Treasury and Finance. 5 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-06. [dead link]
  2. ^ Martin, Sarah (10 June 2011). "SA State Budget 11 - $200m in rail revitalisation work delayed". The Advertiser. Retrieved 2011-06-10.