The North Terrace tram extension in Adelaide is nearing completion, with passenger services commencing on Sunday 29 July 2018.
“It will certainly be very welcome news for South Australians that we now have a date set in stone for passenger services to begin along North Terrace,” Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government, Stephan Knoll said.
“We’re in the final stages of this project with driver training to begin 16 July, which will last for 10 days before passenger services commence.
“Once tram services are up and running it will provide a real boost for the City’s East End, especially for the hospitality and retail businesses.
“This extension will also play a big role in helping to reactivate the oRAH site as the government continues to deliver on its bold vision to transform the site into a job creation, education and cultural precinct.
Mr Knoll said that once the government has delivered its full vision for the oRAH site, there will be thousands of people passing through the site each day who will benefit from free tram services along North Terrace.
“This new tram service will help to reactivate the entire East End, also benefiting university students and visitors to the Museum and Art Gallery.
“I think all South Australians, particularly those with interests in the City’s East End, will be very relieved that this project will finally be completed.”
Very minor works will be undertaken throughout July, such as paving footpaths, asphalt works at the North Terrace and King William Street intersection and other minor finishing works.