Adelaide railway station will close for a month from Jan 2nd to early Feb. The pointwork in the yard is being replaced, hopefully the slips will not re-appear. Turnouts are being assembled in North Yard.
The western end of the station will be further roofed over, preparatory works have been going on for a year and construction is still happening.
Electrification structures will be erected. Footings for these are being constructed. Hopefully wiring will appear, initially expected to reach 4 platforms.
Gawler trains will terminate at North Adelaide with passengers bused into the city, trains will turn round on the recently upgraded Gaol spur.
Outer Harbour trains will turn back at Woodville with buses onwards. It is not clear why trains could not run to Bowden for tram connection and share the Gaol Junction spur.
It is hoped that tracks from Torrens River to Adelaide will be fully rebuilt.
On the South side, the Tonsley shutdown is extended by a further 9 months, though virtually no work has been done in the year it has been closed. There are rumours of a crossing loop on the branch.
Noarlunga line passengers still remembering the previous 6 month shutdown, get a further 9 months to rebuild the 7km from Oaklands to Goodwood and erect the overhead system.
During this shutdown, the Goodwood underpass will be built.
Belair line will shut for a few months but should open before Noarlunga.
The only trains running will be test trains between Seaford and Noarlunga! It will be interesting to see how many new electric trains arrive.
Other shutdown jobs such as Torrens underpass and Oaklands are not included this time.
New timetables for the shutdown are expected next week.