AdeLINK Rail Project


In October 2013, the State Government announced a new tram network for Adelaide, known as AdeLINK. The network is featured in the State Government's Integrated Transport and Land Use Plan.  AdeLINK proposes a new tram line along the inner northern suburbs, along with a tram line to Outer Harbor (to replace the existing heavy rail line).

In December 2015, the cities of Port Adelaide Enfield and Charles Sturt called on the State Government to construct a Light Rapid Transit (LRT) rail corridor, which links the existing Adelaide Entertainment Centre tram stop to Outer Harbor and West Lakes.

In February 2016, the State Government announced the preparation of a business case for the entire AdeLINK network. This was followed by a series of technical workshops and community open days.

Public interest in AdeLINK was boosted by the Lord Mayor's Light Rail Summit, led by Martin Haese in April 2016. In addition, the Mayors for AdeLINK group was formed, which includes Mayor Gary Johanson.

The State Government held community open days for ProspectLINK and PortLINK in late 2016.


As a summary, the following corridors are being explored within Port Adelaide Enfield:

Corridor ProspectLINK PortLINK
Distance Up to 7km Up to 25km
Starting point North Adelaide North Adelaide
End point Grand Junction Rd, Kilburn Oliver Rogers Rd, Outer Harbor
  • Via Jeffcott St and Churchill Rd
  • Via O'Connell St and Prospect Rd
  • Via a portion of existing rail line
  • Re-routed through Commercial Rd and St Vincent St
Spur lines N/A
  • Port Adelaide to Semaphore
  • Woodville to Grange
  • Woodville to West Lakes
  • Hindmarsh to Grange
  • Tapleys Hill Rd to West Lakes

No final decisions have been made on the design of either corridor.

Further details and maps for these corridors can be downloaded from the summary report below.

Current status

The State Government has completed the first round of AdeLINK community open days in areas around the proposed routes.

Council has been advised that the State Government is currently:

  • Completing the preparation of its business case;
  • Exploring future funding options;
  • Working further with affected Councils on next steps;
  • Discussing matters with the Commonwealth Government (including Infrastructure Australia); and
  • Undertaking further studies for engineering design and assessment, economic modelling, cost estimates, transport planning, and property analysis.
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