Regular tram services will resume in the city as of first service this morning, following the completion of major track works as part of the City South Tramline Replacement Project.
The City South tram stop is being upgraded to meet requirements under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA).
The new City South tram stop will be DDA compliant, and includes the construction of new platforms, shelter, signage and platform furniture similar to stops along North Terrace. The platforms will be accessible via upgraded pedestrian crossings.
The City South tram stop will remain closed, as works continue to upgrade the stop, to improve safety, passenger comfort and accessibility for both northbound and southbound passengers.
Traffic restrictions will be in place along King William Street between South Terrace and the intersection of Gouger and Angas Streets until late July, while the tram stop and roadworks are being completed.
“It’s great news that regular trams services have resumed as scheduled following the part closure of the tram network as part of the City South Tramline Replacement Project,” said Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll.
“The State Government thanks commuters and motorists for their patience while these important works have been carried out.
“It’s obviously been a frustrating time for commuters and motorists, however these are necessary works to make the City South tram stop DDA compliant, and replace the existing tram tracks between Victoria Square and South Terrace, which were constructed in the early 1980s and reaching the end of their useful life.
“The Marshall Government is continuing to work to make our public transport network more accessible and disability friendly.
“This project will also reduce delays to current tram operations and improve the safety along King William Street for both road and tram users.
“This section of the track was the only remaining shared tram corridor in Adelaide’s CBD.
“Trams will now have their own dedicated corridor along this section of King William Street which will help reduce collisions or near misses with vehicles and improve safety for motorists, pedestrians and tram passengers.
“This project adds to the growing list of measures the Marshall Government is delivering to improve our public transport network including building the Flinders Link project, new Park ‘n’ Rides along the O-Bahn and the Gawler line electrification project.”