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Goodwood and Torrens Junctions

Funding Program:Plan for the Future - Building Australia Fund
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Rail
Expected Start/Finish:January 2013 - December 2018
Estimated Project Cost:$357,600,000
Australian Government Contribution:$189,350,000
Local Council/Shire:The Corporation of the City of Adelaide,City of Charles Sturt
Corridor:Melbourne - Adelaide

Project Description

The project consists of constructing grade separations at two at-grade freight/passenger rail junctions, new passenger train stations at the Adelaide Showground and Bowden, the removal of four rail crossings, and associated works in and near the Adelaide inner suburbs of Bowden and Goodwood.


The project is one of the key components in the development of a national freight rail network that will enable more freight to be moved by rail on the strategically important Melbourne to Perth and Melbourne to Adelaide rail corridors, removing capacity bottlenecks at Torrens and Goodwood Junctions and enabling 1,800 metre trains to operate through Adelaide without a severe negative impact on the arterial road network.


The Australian Government has committed $189.4 million towards this project, in partnership with the South Australian Government.  The Australian Government funding will be provided across 2016-17 and 2017-18.


Construction of the Goodwood Junction underpass commenced in January 2013, and was completed December 2013.

Construction of the Adelaide Showground Station commenced in May 2013 and was completed in February 2014.

Construction timing for the Torrens Junction, Mike Turtur Bikeway and Leader Street grade separations is expected to commence in late 2016 and be completed by late 2018.

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Project details last updated: 7/10/2016