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Electric trains set to roll in Adelaide's south

Wednesday, 31 July 2013
Author: ABC News
Government ministers and officials inspect a new electric train (Photo: Nick Harmsen, ABC News)

Government ministers and officials inspect a new electric train (Photo: Nick Harmsen, ABC News)
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The first of 22 new electric trains for Adelaide is almost ready to roll.

The A-City Class 4000 railcar is the first of the fleet which will be delivered over the next 18 months.

Electric trains will run on the Noarlunga line, including on the new extension south to Seaford.

The South Australian Government said it was investigating whether passengers also would be able to ride on electric trains on part of the Gawler line in the northern suburbs.

The recent state budget made funds available to electrify part of that line, between the city and Dry Creek.

The reason was to let the electric trains using the Noarlunga line be taken north to the Dry Creek service depot, but without passengers.

Now, Infrastructure Minister Tom Koutsantonis said his Department was considering whether it could provide passenger services on the electrified section of the Gawler line.

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