Belair rail line closures

When: From Saturday 10 April 2021

Affecting: BEL


Closures are required across the Belair line to assist with works on the Gawler Rail Electrification Project.

Below you will find information on:


April school holiday night closures (10 April to 24 April)

Section of rail line: The full Belair line will be closed.

When: From approximately 9pm each night, from Saturday 10 April to Saturday 24 April 2021, inclusive.
This includes each weeknight as well as Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

Passenger services: After 9pm each night, substitute buses will be in place. Trains will then resume their normal services the following morning.

Special events: These closures will not take place on nights with scheduled AFL matches at Adelaide Oval (as noted below), to allow for Footy Express services to operate:

  • 18 April - Adelaide v Fremantle

Last train services before night closures

Below are the last trains that will operate each night before the closure:

  • 7:21pm Adelaide to Belair service.
  • 8:13pm Belair to Adelaide service.

Cancelled train services

The below cancelled train services will be replaced with substitute buses.

Adelaide to Belair Belair to Adelaide
7:46 PM 8:44 PM
8:21 PM 9:13 PM
8:46 PM 9:44 PM
9:21 PM 10:13 PM
9:46 PM 10:44 PM
10:21 PM 11:13 PM
10:46 PM 11:44 PM
11:21 PM 12:13 PM
11:46 PM 12:44 PM
12:21 AM 1:06 AM

Substitute Buses

Adelaide Metro will always attempt to provide a frequency of service as outlined in the timetables, however traffic conditions, roadworks, and accidents cause delays in the frequency of services.

Route and bus stops
Substitute bus services will operate as closely as possible to the train timetable for the duration of the closure. 

The substitute bus stops will be positioned as close to railway stations as practicable. These stations and stops are outlined in the timetables below. 


Wheelchair, mobility aid and pram passengers

Every effort is made so that all timetabled bus substitute services are accessible for all customers, including the elderly, customers with a disability and those travelling with prams.

If customers find their large mobility device does not fit on an Adelaide Metro bus, it is recommended they contact the Torrens Transit Mile End depot on 8292 8113 to request an accessible taxi. This service is available from train station to train station only and not a door-to-door service.

Bicycle passengers
Bicycles are not permitted on substitute bus services.


Resume train services 

Trains will resume their normal services each following morning.


Future closures

Additional concurrent weekend closures of the Belair rail line will be required during the school holiday periods in July and September/October 2021, and a full network closure around October 2021.

Details of these closures will be advised closer to the dates, once detailed planning has been completed.


Further project information

For further information on the Gawler Rail Electrification Project, please contact the following:

Call: 1300 080 834

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