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City South Tram Line Replacement

When: From Saturday 6 July 2019 to Tuesday 23 July 2019

City South Tram Line Replacement

The City South Tram Line Replacement project will replace the existing tracks along King William Street between Victoria Square (at the intersection of Gouger and Angas Street) and South Terrace. The City South tram stop at the intersection of Sturt/Halifax Street and King William Street will be replaced as part of the project.

Construction commenced in the second quarter of 2019 and will be completed in the third quarter of 2019, weather permitting.

There will be a period of major construction when tram services will be impacted from 11.30pm Saturday 6 July to last service Tuesday 23 July 2019. Substitute buses will be in place during this period between South Terrace and the Entertainment Centre, and to the East End. Trams will continue to operate between Glenelg and South Terrace. 

Asphalt works will be underway on King William Street between South Terrace and Gouger Street/Angas Street from 7pm Friday 19 July until 6am Tuesday 23 July.

As a result, traffic detours will be in place from 7pm Friday 19 July until 6am Monday, 22 July, and again from 7pm Monday until 6am Tuesday, July 23, to complete the asphalt works.

Pedestrian access will be maintained on King William Street footpaths during these roadworks. Pedestrian access is also planned to be reinstated at each of the east-west intersections from early in the week commencing Monday, 22 July.

On this page you can find information on:

Substitute buses

Timetables and substitute bus locations

Tram stop closures

Wheelchair passengers

Bus detours

Traffic restrictions

Pedestrian access

AFL matches at Adelaide Oval

More information

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Substitute buses 6-23 July

Substitute buses will run from 11.30pm Saturday 6 July to last service Tuesday 23 July 2019.

Glenelg to Entertainment Centre

6-19 July and 22-23 July

Passengers from Glenelg getting off at South Terrace can catch a substitute bus at Stop O2 Peacock Road which will stop at bus stops adjacent the tram line through the city to the Entertainment Centre.

Substitute buses can be caught along King William Street, North Terrace and Port Road. See Map of substitute buses below.

19-23 July

Passengers from Glenelg getting off at South Terrace can catch a substitute bus at Stop O2 Peacock Road.  

Due to road works 7.30pm Friday 19 July to 6am Monday 22 July, and again from 7pm Monday 22 July until 6am Tuesday 23 July, substitute buses from Glenelg to the Entertainment Centre will depart Stop O2 Peacock Road, turn left into South Terrace, right at Morphett Street, right into Grote Street servicing Stop D3, then left into King William Street and resume normal route.

From 11pm Friday 19 July to 6am Monday 22 July, and again from 7pm Monday 22 July until 6am Tuesday 23 July, substitute buses from the Entertainment Centre to Glenelg will service Stop D1 King William Street, turn left into Wakefield Street and service Stop F1, then turn right into Pulteney Street and right into South Terrace to the Temporary Stop.

Due to the partial closure of North Terrace 6am to 6pm Saturday 20 July between West Terrace and King William Street, substitute buses from the Entertainment Centre to Glenelg will not be servicing Stops B2, C1 and D on North Terrace and temporary stop at Rundle Mall. Substitute buses will instead service Stop B1 on West Terrace (east side), Stops B2 and E1 Currie Street (north side) and Stop D1 King William Street (east side) before resuming normal service to South Terrace.  

For passengers travelling from the Entertainment Centre to Art Gallery, University or Botanic Gardens, the suggested changeover location is Stop E1 Currie Street.

See Map of substitute buses for 20 July only below.

To Botanic Gardens

6-19 July and 21-23 July

The Botanic bus will operate in a loop between Royal Adelaide Hospital and Botanic Gardens, servicing stops adjacent the tram line and operating seven days a week.

20 July

Due to the partial closure of North Terrace 6am to 6pm Saturday 20 July between West Terrace and King William Street, the Botanic Gardens to RAH loop bus will not be servicing Stop D, North Terrace. The loop bus will service Stop E1 on Currie Street or alternatively passengers can go to Stop F1 on North Terrace. 

See Map of substitute buses for 20 July only below.

Timetables and substitute bus stop locations

Glenelg to Entertainment Centre & Festival Plaza timetable (PDF 1.82Mb)

Entertainment Centre & Festival Plaza to Glenelg timetable (PDF 697Kb)

Botanic Gardens to RAH loop bus timetable (PDF 755Kb)

Substitute bus stop locations (PDF 283Kb)

Map of substitute buses (PDF 320 Kb)

Map of substitute buses for 20 July only (PDF 410Kb)

Tram stop closures 6-23 July

The following tram stops will be temporarily closed between South Terrace and the Entertainment Centre and Botanic Gardens from 11.30pm Saturday 6 July to last service Tuesday 23 July 2019:

  • City South
  • Victoria Square
  • Pirie Street
  • Rundle Mall
  • Adelaide Railway Station
  • City West
  • Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • Thebarton
  • Bonython Park
  • Entertainment Centre
  • Festival Plaza
  • Art Gallery
  • University
  • Botanic Gardens.

These closures coincide with school holidays and university holidays, to target a period when traffic demand in the city is generally lower.

The City South tram stop will remain closed for up to a week after the completion of the major works period to allow for completion works at the platform. It is anticipated the stop will be opened by the end of July.

Wheelchair passengers

All timetabled bus substitute services are accessible for all customers, including the elderly, customers with a disability and those travelling with prams.

Bus detours 7-23 July

Due to the City South tram line replacement works the 98C-99C and 98A-99A bus services will detour from first service Sunday 7 July up to and including the last service Tuesday 23 July 2019.

Signs will be installed at the missed stops directing passengers to the alternate stops.

98C-99C services

  • These services will travel from Stop S1 in Halifax Street, turn left into Pulteney Street, then right into South Terrace, right into Morphett Street to Stop R1 and then follow the normal route.
  • Stops U1 and W1 Sturt Street will be closed. Passengers are advised to go to Stop R1 Morphett Street or the Temporary Stops on South Terrace (south side).

98A-99A

  • These services will travel from Stop I1 in Morphett Street, turn left into South Terrace, then left into Pulteney Street, right into Halifax Street to Stop H1 and then follow the normal route.
  • Stop D1 Sturt Street will be closed. Passengers are advised to go to Stop I1 Morphett Street or the Temporary Stops on South Terrace (north side).
  • Stop F1 Halifax Street will be closed. Passengers are advised to go to Stop H1 Halifax Street or the Temporary Stops on South Terrace (north side). 

Traffic restrictions 7-23 July

During the period of major construction (7-23 July), the speed limit will be reduced to 25km/h along King William Street between South Terrace and Victoria Square. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction.

Vehicles will be unable to cross King William Street east to west at three intersections:

  • Wright Street - Carrington Street
  • Sturt Street - Halifax Street
  • Gilbert Street - Gilles Street.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when travelling through this area.

Car parking will also be restricted along King William Street between South Terrace and Victoria Square but access to loading zones will remain available.

Pedestrian access

Pedestrian access across King William Street will be maintained at Gouger-Angas Streets, South Terrace and in the vicinity of Sturt-Halifax Streets (exact location subject to construction activities). 

AFL matches at Adelaide Oval

Two AFL matches will be impacted during the closure.

  • Sunday 14 July – Port Adelaide v Brisbane
  • Friday 19 July – Adelaide Crows v Essendon

Additional substitute bus services will run before and after the AFL matches to cater for people travelling to and from Adelaide Oval.

 To Glenelg:

  • Post-match substitute buses from Festival Plaza to South Terrace will depart from a temporary stop on King William Road (Festival Plaza, on the western/Elder Park side of King William Road). Trams will then operate from South Terrace to Glenelg.
  • timetable (PDF 520KB) is available for the additional Footy Express substitute buses and trams.
  • Otherwise, timetable information for regular substitute buses can be found on this page under Timetables and substitute bus stop locations.

 To Entertainment Centre:

  • Substitute buses will be operating between Stop W1 North Terrace (Adelaide Railway Station), to Stop 6 Port Road (Entertainment Centre).
  • Timetable information for regular substitute buses can be found on this page under Timetables and substitute bus stop locations.
  • Passengers can also catch the Outer Harbor or Grange train to Bowden.

 To Botanic Gardens:

  • Substitute buses will be operating between Stop D North Terrace (Adelaide Railway Station), to Stop R1 North Terrace (Botanic Gardens).
  • Timetable information for regular substitute buses can be found on the this page under Timetables and substitute bus stop locations.

More information

Visit the Public Transport Projects Alliance (PTPA) website. 

Email citysouthtram@ptpa.com.au

Call 1300 030 919

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