Rail Industrial Action today and tomorrow

August 24, 2016


    The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure has been advised by the Rail, Tram and Bus Union that industrial action including work stoppages will be undertaken by members that will impact the running of train services.

    The action is being taken as negotiations continue around enterprise bargaining for RTBU members and DPTI is working hard to minimise its impact.


    No Adelaide Metro train services will operate on the Belair line between approximately 8.30am and 2.30pm, with substitute bus services in place during these times to assist customers.

    Before the industrial action, the last trains will depart:

    • from Belair at 8.56am arriving at Adelaide Railway Station at 9.40am
    • from the city at 8.01am arriving at Belair at 8.45am

    After the industrial action, the first trains will depart:

    • from the city at 1.56pm arriving at Belair at 2.34pm
    • from Belair at 2.56pm arriving at Adelaide Railway Station at 3.40pm

    All other train lines and the tram line are expected to operate to normal schedule although customers are encouraged to check for updates on Thursday in the event of any further disruption.

    FRIDAY 26 AUGUST 2016

    While trams are expected to operate to normal schedule, significant impacts will be experienced on Adelaide Metro and MAC Footy Express train services with reduced frequency and capacity across the network.

    No Adelaide Metro train or MAC Footy Express train services will operate on the Belair and Grange lines on Friday until after 7pm. Substitute buses will be in place.


    The following Seaford and Outer Harbor trains will be cancelled. 

    2.50pm Adelaide to Seaford

    3.51pm Seaford to Adelaide

    3.20pm Adelaide to Seaford

    4.21pm Seaford to Adelaide

    4.12pm Adelaide to Outer Harbor

    5.00pm Outer Harbor to Adelaide

    MAC Footy Express bus and tram services are expected to operate as normal for the Adelaide Crows v West Coast Eagles game on Friday night, but customers are advised to allow additional travel time.

    All train services are expected to return to normal schedule after 7pm, including the Belair and Grange lines.