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Rail Maintenance Works Calendar

Rail maintenance night works

Photo of tamping machines on Outer Harbor Line

The Department has introduced an electronic notification system to enable residents surrounding the rail corridors (including the tram line) to receive rail maintenance work notifications via email or SMS (text message). This will allow residents to be notified of upcoming night works in a more timely manner, including unplanned works. Notifications will be sent in digital form only from 1 July 2017.

Upon registering, you will receive electronic notifications of works that occur within the vicinity of the address you have nominated. All information will be kept confidential. All notifications will include the option to ‘opt out’ of receiving notifications at any time.

To subscribe to receive electronic rail maintenance notifications click here.

No mobile phone or e-mail?  

Residents who do not have access to email or SMS messaging can request family members, neighbours or friends to register to receive notifications on their behalf.

Note: While the department will make every effort to maintain the accuracy of this Rail Maintenance Works Calendar, some changes to the dates, details and locations of works may be required without notice, depending on weather conditions and other logistical considerations.

In addition, some works such as emergency response activities may not be captured in this calendar. 

The calendar is updated regularly as dates and times of upcoming maintenance works are confirmed.  Planned rail closures will also be published on this calendar to provide as much advance notice to rail passengers as possible.

If you have any questions about the Rail Maintenance Works Calendar or the electronic notification system, e-mail or call 1300 794 880.

To view upcoming roadworks click here.

Date(s)Location(s) Service impacts Work description Night works? Road traffic impacts Potential noise level
ADELAIDE YARD (adjacent to Adelaide Railway Station)     
9 to 28 July 2017Between Womma and Tambelin stationsNoEssential maintenance worksYESNoHIGH
from 11 April 2017 until end October 2017Bowden railway station - city bound platform closedYES - See for detailsConstruction works for the Torrens Rail Junction projectYESNoHIGH
23 to 28 July 2017Between Glanville and Largs North railway stationsNoThermit weldingYESNoMEDIUM

24 to 25 July 2017(commencing at 9:00pm finishing at 5:00am)

Hallet Cove railway stationNoStation hot washYESNoLOW

25 to 26 July 2017 (commencing at 9:00pm and finishing at 5:00am)

Brighton railway stationNoStation hot wash YESNoLOW

26 to 27 July 2017(commencing at 9:00pm and finishing at 5:00am)

Oaklands railway stationNoStation hot washYESNoLOW
27 to 28 July 2017(commencing at 9:00pm and finishing at 5:00am)Marion railway stationNo Station hot washYESNoLOW
from 9 July 2017 for approximately 12 weeks (from 7.30pm to 6am, Sunday to Thursday nights)Jetty Road, GlenelgGlenelg trams will terminate at stop 15 Brighton RoadSA Water works on Jetty RoadYESNoMEDIUM


LOW IMPACT - types of equipment used may include light machinery and hand tools.

MEDIUM IMPACT - types of equipment used may include heavy machinery, hand tools and work trains / road rail vehicles.

HIGH IMPACT - types of equipment used may include a tamping machine, plus other light and heavy machinery, hand tools and work trains / road rail vehicles.


If you have any questions or feedback about this rail maintenance calendar, please contact us by:

Phone: DPTI Community Engagement on 1300 794 880