Oaklands Station

The Oaklands Rail Station redevelopment was a State Government project which saw a new station built closer to the State Aquatic Centre and other facilities in the Marion Regional Centre. 

The State Government committed $6.79 million dollars for the new Marion Oaklands Transport Interchange to provide high quality public transport infrastructure with an emphasis on comfort, access, safety and security for all users.

The new station was opened in June 2008. The relocation brought the facility closer to the State Aquatic Centre and other facilities in the Marion Regional Centre.

Background

The Oaklands Railway Station was in poor condition prior to this upgrade. The existing station was constructed in the 1960s and contained asbestos materials.

The passenger facilities at the station were rudimentary, and the area vandalised on a regular basis. Lighting and security were substandard and passenger safety was raised as a key public concern.

The project envisaged an Oaklands Transport Interchange that would provide:

  • A new train station with associated bus interchange areas on Morphett Road;
  • Facilities that enhance the safety and security of passengers such as monitored and recorded security cameras, duress alarms and increased lighting;
  • A Park 'n' Ride facility for more than 230 cars;
  • Kiss 'n' Ride zones for car passengers;
  • New facilities for pedestrians and cyclists, including a new pedestrian crossing on the southern side of the rail line for pedestrians to safely cross Morphett Road;
  • Automated gates for pedestrians to cross the tracks at the level crossing and either end of the station platforms; and
  • Other general passenger facilities including real time passenger information and a ticket sales kiosk.

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