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Stay Switched On

Stay Switched On - Stay safe around electric rail and respect the wires

Respect the wires

An electrified rail network will give passengers a world class service that is safer, environmentally friendly and efficient.

Electrification of the southern rail network between Adelaide and Seaford (including the Tonsley line) was completed in 2014.  Electrification of the Gawler rail line was completed in June 2022, delivering an electrified network through Adelaide from Gawler to Seaford.

Overhead wires and supporting infrastructure within the rail corridor are dangerous if interfered with, carrying 25,000 volts of electricity.

As with all rail networks, safety is paramount but it is important to remember you don’t need to do anything different to safely use an electrified system.

There are however, some unique features of an electrified rail system that we would like you to be aware of. This includes screening or physical barriers which are placed between people and electrical infrastructure, such as overhead wires and fittings, and limiting access to the train corridor.

Please 'stay switched on' and treat all wires within the rail corridor with the same respect you do with suburban power lines. As with all rail networks, safety is paramount and we appreciate your co-operation in helping us to keep everyone safe around our rail lines.

For more information please call 1300 794 880 or email