Search for Flinders/Tonsley bus interchange site

Finding the best site for a bus interchange around the Flinders and Tonsley area will be the subject of a planning study announced by the State Government.


Jun 03, 2019, updated Jun 03, 2019
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Photo: Nat Rogers/InDaily

Transport Minister Stephan Knoll said the study would identify the best location for a potential future bus interchange, to improve network integration connectivity from the southern suburbs onto the Tonsley rail line.

“The study will also explore the location of a new bus interchange works with the current bus interchange outside of the Flinders Medical Centre, so we provide better access for customers in the entire area,” he said.

“It will also look at both the Flinders and Tonsley precincts, including modelling current and future demand levels, to identify potential further transport infrastructure and service improvements over the 20 years to support the growth of the two precincts.

“We have already taken action to safeguard land for a potential bus interchange at the new end of the Tonsley line at the Flinders education and medical precinct, and this study will determine if this is the best location.

“We have a fantastic opportunity to better integrate our public transport network once the Flinders Link project is complete and the Tonsley line is extended to the Flinders education and medical precincts.

Flinders University Vice Chancellor Colin Stirling welcomed the study.

“Flinders University is creating a vibrant urban village centred around the new Flinders rail station at its Bedford Park campus,” he said.

“Flinders Village will be an integrated, mixed use, transport-oriented development featuring student accommodation, research facilities, cafes, shops, entertainment, and community spaces that will be a magnet for students and a lifestyle hub for our neighbouring communities.

“A Flinders bus interchange will further complement the transport opportunities for students, staff, visitors, service providers and local residents and further leverage the state and federal government’s investment in the Flinders Link rail extension.”

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The study is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

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