Rail Network Electrification
Electrification of Adelaide's rail network forms part of the State Government's unprecedented and ongoing investment in public transport. Together with the delivery of Australia's most modern new train fleet, an electrified network will result in a state of the art, environmentally friendly and efficient train service. The Seaford line was the first line to be electrified, opening to passenger services on 23 February 2014.
The Tonsley line was electrified on 2 May 2014, with electric passenger services commencing later in the year with the arrival of sufficient electric trains. The Belair line between Goodwood and Adelaide Railway Station was electrified on 3 May 2014, to allow for critical operational flexibility for Adelaide's electric passenger services. Early works have been undertaken on the electrification of the Gawler line with works continuing in 2017-18, initially from Adelaide to Salisbury.