TWO train stations proposed for the $800 million rail extension to Aldinga are in the wrong place, Onkaparinga Council says.
The State Government's proposal for the new train line includes stops in Maslin Beach, Bowering Hill and near the Galilee Catholic School, in Aldinga.
Onkaparinga Mayor Lorraine Rosenberg said the trains should stop near the planned new suburb of Seaford Heights instead of Bowering Hill.
"The whole premise of when we heard Seaford Heights was going to be released for housing was that it was a potential ... site for a railway station," Ms Rosenberg said.
"If there is not going to be a station at Seaford Heights, then they need to be really serious about the size of the park and ride at Seaford."
Ms Rosenberg also said the Aldinga station should be built near the Aldinga Central Shopping Centre on Aldinga Beach Rd, instead of the school.
Councillors raised concerns about the proposed train stations with Transport Department spokesman Gareth Evans at a council briefing last month.
In his presentation to the council, Mr Evans outlined the Government's two preferred rail routes and also revealed:
TEN residential properties would need to be acquired for the project.
ONE proposed route would travel alongside Main South Rd and the other along Commercial Rd.
A LARGE park and ride area would be installed at the Aldinga stop.
THE train line would run through the Rocla mine site in Maslin Beach.
TRENCHES up to 20m deep would need to be dug to install the train line.
Councillor Don Chapman agreed the Government needed to reconsider the placement of the stations.
He also said it should consider building the train line along Old Coach Rd to coincide with the council's planned upgrade of the strip.
Mr Evans said the department would seek feedback from the council before consulting residents and businesses about the planned routes in the coming months.
But buying land for the project would not be included in the budget until 2016/2017.
A Transport Department spokeswoman would not comment on the proposal until it was released for public consultation.
I figured they would go through the Rocla sand mine. It makes sense as its pretty close to the town itself.
Notice how there is no link for more information, this is all we get for now.