• 535 (per year)
    Jobs created
  • $715 million

The electrified Gawler rail line will deliver a faster, cleaner and more reliable service, delivering an electrified network through Adelaide from Gawler to Seaford.

Once complete the electrified line will support increased capacity and future growth for development along the rail corridor and in northern Adelaide.

The South Australian State Government is delivering the project as part of an alliance with Acciona (formerly Lendlease Engineering).

Scope of works:

  • electrification of the Gawler rail line and Dry Creek Railcar Depot;
  • pedestrian level crossing enhancements;
  • acquisition of 12 additional three-car electric trains (introduced in stages following completion of the electrification works);
  • replacement of the signalling system (including Automatic Train Protection provision); and
  • fencing of the rail corridor for improved safety.

This project is expected to support approximately 535 full-time equivalent jobs per year, over the life of the project.

This project is jointly funded by the State and Federal Governments.

To find out more about joining the Gawler Rail Electrification project team, visit NorthHub.

Project start:
Early 2018
Expected completion:
Early 2022
Current status:
Under construction