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FAQs

What will the project include?

The project will include:

  • A 650-metre extension of the current Tonsley rail line, including an elevated single track over Sturt Road, Laffers Triangle and Main South Road, linking Flinders Medical Centre and Flinders University to the passenger rail network;
  • Construction of the new Flinders and Tonsely Railway Stations; and,
  • An integrated shared pedestrian/cycle path adjacent the rail line from the new ramp located at the corner of Sturt Road and Birch Crescent to the new Flinders Station.

Where will the new Flinders Station be located?

The new Flinders Station will be located adjacent to the Flinders Medical Centre.

How will I be able to get from the new Flinders Station to Flinders Medical Centre?

A new elevated pedestrian walkway will be constructed between the new station and Flinders Medical Centre.

The elevated walkway will be fully covered, wheelchair accessible, and will enable people to walk directly from Flinders Station across to Flinders Medical Centre.

When will the new Flinders Station open?

Passenger services are expected to commence along the new section of the train line to the Flinders Station in late 2020.

Where will the new Tonsley Station be located?

The new Tonsley Railway Station will be located just south of Alawoona Avenue. To find out more about the new Tonsley station, please follow this link.

Why did Tonsley Station have to be moved?

The existing Tonsley Station could not remain in its previous location due to the elevation required for the new train bridge to clear Sturt Road, Laffers Triangle and Main South Road. The station was decommissioned in June 2019.

What cycling and pedestrian facilities are being provided as part of the project?

An elevated shared use path will be constructed directly alongside the elevated rail line. A ramp facility will be located at the corner of Sturt Road and Birch Crescent to access the shared use path. Lift and stair facilities will also be available on either side of Main South Road which can be accessed via the pedestrian and cycle paths at surface level as part of the Darlington Upgrade Project.

An elevated pedestrian walkway will be constructed from the new Flinders Station across to the Flinders Medical Centre. There will also be pathways connecting Flinders Station to Flinders University and the new Flinders Village development.

Did the Flinders Link Project make a Development Application submission to the State Commission Assessment Panel?

Yes, The Department for Infrastructure and Transport submitted a Development Application to the State Commission Assessment Panel for the Flinders Link Project. Hearings for the project were held on 24 January and 28 February. Development approval was granted in March 2019.

Can I still get to the Flinders Medical Centre and Flinders Private Hospital during construction?

Yes, access will be maintained to both hospitals at all times during construction.

Will pedestrian and cyclist access be maintained during construction?

Pedestrian and cycling access across the project site will change at times to accommodate work areas, but clear signage will always be in place to safely guide people walking or riding.

How will traffic be managed during construction?

The construction program has been carefully staged to cause minimum traffic impacts.

When there are temporary traffic restrictions, clear signage and traffic management measures will be in place to safely guide motorists.

Will there be night works?

While majority of the Flinders Link Project construction works will be undertaken during the day, it may be necessary for a small amount of works to be undertaken at night. If night works are required local residents and businesses will be provided advance notice.

How will construction impacts such as noise, dust and vibration be managed during construction?

During the project, construction impacts may include noise, vibration and dust.

The Flinders Link Project team takes these impacts seriously and every effort will be made to minimise them wherever possible. A Construction Environmental Management Plan has been developed to ensure any impacts are mitigated as far as reasonably practicable.

For further breakdown of construction impact mitigation measures, please see out construction factsheet located here

How do I find out more?

Community engagement is a critical part of the Flinders Link Project and we are committed to keeping you informed about the project’s progress. To find out more about the project or to speak to a member of the project team, you can call 1300 928 345 or email dit.flinderslink@sa.gov.au

The project team will also keep the website updated with the latest news and upcoming construction activities.