Two new tramlines promised for Adelaide
SA Labor has unveiled another major public transport election promise, committing to extend the tramline along O’Connell Street into North Adelaide if re-elected next month.
The pledge for the $259 million first stage of the ProspectLink extension follows yesterday’s announcement of a $279 million tram extension into Norwood.
The 2-kilometre North Adelaide extension would see trams travel along King William Road and O’Connell Street, with new stops at the Adelaide Oval, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Archer Street and Piccadilly Cinema.
Labor said if re-elected, it would purchase twelve new trams to service the routes.
Like the Norwood extension, work on the project would start in the 2018/19 financial year and take about two years to complete.
Despite his opposition to a tram extension into his electorate, Mr Marshall said he would consider Labor’s plan to extend it into North Adelaide.
“South Australian jobs are our number one priority which is why a re-elected Labor Government will expand our tram network to North Adelaide — supporting an average 133 construction jobs a year,” Mr Weatherill said.
The North Adelaide tram extension is the final piece of Labor’s $2.3 billion infrastructure package unveiled by the Premier at his campaign launch.
The package also includes the removal of seven suburban level crossings and a $150 million government contribution to a deep sea port on Spencer Gulf.