Tonsley Line

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

Year Opened:

Woodlands Park–Tonsley 1966



Mitchell Park, Clovelly Park


Typical Journey Time:

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


Typical Peak Frequency:

20 minutes


Typical Off-peak Frequency:

30 minutes


Typical Weekend Frequency:

No services

The Tonsley 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, which has since closed. 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. Trains on the Tonsley line only operate between around 6.30 am and 7.30 pm on weekdays, with no weekend services. In June 2019 the line was truncated to Clovelly Park and Tonsley station was closed to allow work to proceed on the Flinders Link Project.