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Flinders Line

4000 Class Electric Multiple Unit train led by car 4012B, Tonsley, Wednesday, 18 January 2017.

Year Opened:

Woodlands Park–Tonsley 1966; Clovelly Park–Tonsley closed 2019; Clovelly Park–Flinders 2020



Mitchell Park, Tonsley, Flinders


Typical Journey Time:

22 minutes (Adelaide–Flinders); 7 minutes (Woodlands Park–Flinders)


Typical Peak Frequency:

20 minutes


Typical Off-peak Frequency:

30 minutes


Typical Weekend Frequency:

30 minutes

The Flinders line is a short branch line in Adelaide’s southern suburbs, and diverges from the Seaford line after Woodlands Park. It is included in timetables with the Seaford line. The line was built to service a car manufacturing plant at Tonsley, which has since closed, and the line was known as the Tonsley line. It is mostly single track, with a double-track section for part of the distance between the junction and Mitchell Park. The line was electrified in 2014. In June 2019 the line was truncated to Clovelly Park and Tonsley station was closed to allow work to proceed on the extension to Flinders. The extension opened on 29 December 2020 and the line was renamed the Flinders line.


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