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Oaklands Crossing

Project Overview

The project was delivered with the aim of:

  • improving and reducing travel times variability for vehicles utilising the crossing (commuter, business and freight)
  • improving safety by removing a road-rail crossing point as part of the Railway Crossing Safety Strategy
  • improving cycling and walking accessibility and safety by removing conflicts
  • acting as a catalyst for development and renewal in the area.

The successful partnership between the Department and the Public Transport Projects Alliance (PTPA) ensured the on-time and within budget delivery of the Oaklands Crossing Grade Separation Project.

The PTPA brought McConnell Dowell, Arup and Mott Macdonald together with the Department of Infrastructure and Transport to deliver community-based and value-for-money public transport solutions that improve liveability and connectivity for South Australians - delivered safely and with minimal disruption to local communities.

Project at glance

  • $174 million jointly funded by Australian government, state Government and the city of Marion
  • 160 jobs created
  • 20% - 38% reduction in ques during morning and afternoon peak hours
  • 15% - 28% projected reduction in average morning and afternoon peak hour vehicle delay
  • 50 Additional commuter car parks
  • 200 New trees to be planted plus bushes and ground covers
  • 3,530 concrete sleepers
  • 7,800 tonnes of ballast
  • 4,730 metres of track

Community Celebration

On Sunday 28 July the Oaklands Crossing project team held a community celebration to mark the completion of the project and to thank the community for their support during construction.

Approximately 400 people attended the official opening of the new Oaklands station. The special event included market stalls, entertainment, kids’ activities and guided tours of the project site.

This project has delivered important solutions across a number of levels, including first-class customer facilities, improved safety for all road users and the easing of traffic congestion as a result of lowering the rail line under the road and removing the level crossing at the intersection of Morphett and Diagonal Roads.

Project website

The PTPA released a website, which was the main source of information, updates and works notifications for the Oaklands Crossing Grade Separation project.

The website can be found at

Project time frame

June 2018 to July 2019

Project cost

$174 million jointly funded by the Australian Government - $95 million, the State Government - $74 million and the City of Marion - $5 million.

Contact us

For information on the Oaklands Crossing please contact:

P:1300 794 880