News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy

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Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy

#1861 Post by PeFe » Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:08 pm

Mad March public transport details released
Mad March public transport
With the Fringe, WOMAD, Adelaide 500, Adelaide Festival and many more events springing to life over the next month, it really is 'Mad March' in Adelaide.

Additional Mad March public transport services are activated during this time of year to cater for these events, and to get you to where you want to be.

Road closures and detours are sometimes needed as well. We've got the all the details of these for your public transport journeys too.

Event Day and date Time Location Extra Adelaide Metro services CBD detours & stop closures Extended InfoCentre hours
Tindo Utpurndee Sunset Ceremony (Fringe Opening Night) Friday 14 February 8.15pm Rymill Park Yes including special ADLOOP tram services Yes 7am - 12.15am midnight
The Adelaide Fringe 2020 Saturday 15 February - Sunday 15 March See event guide CBD Specific days only including special ADLOOP trams Yes -
Superloop Adelaide 500 Thursday 21 - Sunday 23 February 9am to 7pm daily CBD Yes including Free Event Shuttle for ticket holders daily and special ADLOOP tram services Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights Yes 7am - 12.15am midnight Friday & Saturday
ICC Women's T20 World Cup Warm Up Matches Sunday 16 - Wednesday 19 February 10.30am - 5.30pm daily Karen Rolton Oval, Port Road city No - free regular services for event ticket holders No -
Queen with Adam Lambert Wednesday 26 February 7pm - 11pm Adelaide Oval Free Adelaide Oval event services for ticket holders Yes -
Adelaide Festival Friday 28 February - Sunday 15 March See event guide CBD Specific days only including special ADLOOP trams No -
WOMADelaide Friday 6 March - Monday 9 March See event guide Botanic Park Yes plus Free Event Shuttle for ticket holders No -
Adelaide United FC v Western United FC Saturday 7 March 4.30pm - 6.30pm Coopers Stadium Extra trams on demand No -
Adelaide Cup Monday 9 March 10am - 6pm Morphettville Racecourse Extra trams on demand No -
Check back often, as this page will be updated with public transport information for the many events that occur during Mad March as it becomes available.


ADLOOP Tram service
Between mid-February and mid-March, a special ADLOOP tram service will operate select Friday, Saturday and Sundays in addition to standard tram services.

The ADLOOP service will loop the north, east and south ends of the city in a clockwise direction, following the route shown on the ADLOOP Map (PDF 1.04MB).

ADLOOP will operate:

February March
• Friday 14 February
• Saturday 15 February • Friday 6 March
• Saturday 7 March
• Sunday 8 March
• Friday 21 February
• Saturday 22 February
• Sunday 23 February • Friday 13 March
• Saturday 14 March
• Friday 28 February
• Saturday 29 February

View the timetables for the additional ADLOOP services below:

Friday ADLOOP timetable (PDF 93kb)
Saturday & Sunday ADLOOP timetable (PDF 60kb)

Bus services
Additional bus services will operate for specific routes on select Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, these include the the 540, 544, J1G, J2, and G10C services.

Fridays: 28 Feb, 6 March & 13 March
Saturdays: 15 Feb, 29 Feb, 7 March & 14 March
Sunday: 8 March

Below are timetables for the additional bus services:

Additional bus services - Friday nights (PDF 80KB)
Additional bus services - Saturday & Sunday nights (PDF 63KB)
Please note these timetables do not display information for Friday 21 & Saturday 22 March (during Superloop Adelaide 500), as alternate timetables are in place for this event on the Superloop Adelaide 500 page.

https://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/Announ ... sport-2020

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Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy

#1862 Post by Norman » Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:16 pm

Thankfully the city loop has more appropriate dwell times of 3 minutes at each terminus at Festival Plaza and Botanic Gardens. This will make it a bit more like a loop rather than a haphazard 3 way shuttle.

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Welcome to a new era in public transport for South Australia

#1863 Post by I Follow PAFC » Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:13 am

Welcome to a new era in public transport for South Australia
When: From Tuesday 10 March 2020

Welcome to a new era in public transport for South Australia
The Adelaide Metro public transport contracts have now been awarded for the provision of bus and light rail, following a rigorous tender process.

This is a new era for public transport in South Australia and an exciting opportunity to enhance and optimise our services for customers.

The contracts are being delivered in two stages commencing in July.

Extensive community consultation will be undertaken from April on a proposed enhanced network providing improvements to the services we offer.

The New Network, Stage 2, is proposed to be introduced across most areas later this year, driving faster services, a simpler network and enabling a greater emphasis on an integration across all modes.

The New Network for Outer North will coincide with the completion of Gawler rail electrification, focussed on feeding services to the Gawler rail line and optimising transport in the northern suburbs.

The contracts have been awarded with customers at the forefront and a focus on delivering optimised services, value for money and innovative transport solutions.

Contracts have been awarded for eight years, with an option to extend a further two years, and provide an exciting opportunity to enhance and optimise bus and tram services for our newly awarded operators in;

https://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/Announ ... -Australia
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Re: Welcome to a new era in public transport for South Australia

#1864 Post by ginzahikari » Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:20 pm

I Follow PAFC wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:13 am
Welcome to a new era in public transport for South Australia
When: From Tuesday 10 March 2020

Welcome to a new era in public transport for South Australia
The Adelaide Metro public transport contracts have now been awarded for the provision of bus and light rail, following a rigorous tender process.

This is a new era for public transport in South Australia and an exciting opportunity to enhance and optimise our services for customers.

The contracts are being delivered in two stages commencing in July.

Extensive community consultation will be undertaken from April on a proposed enhanced network providing improvements to the services we offer.

The New Network, Stage 2, is proposed to be introduced across most areas later this year, driving faster services, a simpler network and enabling a greater emphasis on an integration across all modes.

The New Network for Outer North will coincide with the completion of Gawler rail electrification, focussed on feeding services to the Gawler rail line and optimising transport in the northern suburbs.

The contracts have been awarded with customers at the forefront and a focus on delivering optimised services, value for money and innovative transport solutions.

Contracts have been awarded for eight years, with an option to extend a further two years, and provide an exciting opportunity to enhance and optimise bus and tram services for our newly awarded operators in;

https://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/Announ ... -Australia
I reckon this will be a half-axed project like any other PT project. This would be actually good though if it were to satisfy the passengers' news.

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Re: Welcome to a new era in public transport for South Australia

#1865 Post by muzzamo » Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:32 pm

I’m highly in favour of this outsourcing but yet I’m astonished that the spin doctors thought it was a good idea to spin it this way. They did a post on Facebook too.

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Re: Welcome to a new era in public transport for South Australia

#1866 Post by Waewick » Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:29 pm

muzzamo wrote:I’m highly in favour of this outsourcing but yet I’m astonished that the spin doctors thought it was a good idea to spin it this way. They did a post on Facebook too.
The Libs have been horrible at reading the mood of the electorate recently.

I think it will be interesting to see how this goes.

I do want to see what actual investments they are making to make it better.

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Re: Welcome to a new era in public transport for South Australia

#1867 Post by ChillyPhilly » Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:56 pm

Eight year contract, sheesh. These kinds of contracts never end well.
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Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy

#1868 Post by ChillyPhilly » Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:16 pm

Adelaide Metro going cashless from today.

Bus drivers will no longer sell paper tickets, which will undoubtedly speed up service times.

MetroCARD balance will now be updated within the hour, rather than the current 24-hour period. More info soon.

Paper tickets being slowly phased out, with a reduction in the number of places that sell them.

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Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy

#1869 Post by PeFe » Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:17 pm

Its time for cash tickets to be withdrawn......permanently.

Yes, let's do it now during the coronavirus epidemic. Perfect opportunity to go "cashless" public transport.

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Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy

#1870 Post by adelaide transport » Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:55 pm

PeFe wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:17 pm
Its time for cash tickets to be withdrawn......permanently.

Yes, let's do it now during the coronavirus epidemic. Perfect opportunity to go "cashless" public transport.
Today's change is permanent.

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Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy

#1871 Post by PeFe » Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:15 pm

adelaide transport wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:55 pm
PeFe wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:17 pm
Its time for cash tickets to be withdrawn......permanently.

Yes, let's do it now during the coronavirus epidemic. Perfect opportunity to go "cashless" public transport.
Today's change is permanent.
If that is the case then it is time to really ramp up the marketing of the MetroCard.

Cash this year.....single tickets next.

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Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy

#1872 Post by ChillyPhilly » Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:38 pm

PeFe wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:15 pm
adelaide transport wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:55 pm
PeFe wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:17 pm
Its time for cash tickets to be withdrawn......permanently.

Yes, let's do it now during the coronavirus epidemic. Perfect opportunity to go "cashless" public transport.
Today's change is permanent.
If that is the case then it is time to really ramp up the marketing of the MetroCard.

Cash this year.....single tickets next.
More marketing of public transport and its benefits in general would be welcome, also.
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Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy

#1873 Post by mattwinter » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:43 am

I think I've read before that credit card payments will be implemented eventually too... avoids the need for metrocards entirely and makes it more accessible for less frequent users who don't bother carrying around a metrocard. Would make sense to bring that in at the same time as single tickets get removed, because you can't buy a metrocard on a train etc. if you don't already have one...

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Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy

#1874 Post by OlympusAnt » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:14 pm

We need to be able to add credit to a card on a bus
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Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy

#1875 Post by PeFe » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:02 pm

Please don't get rid of MetroCard...

1) Not everybody has a credit card to use on public transport

2) Nor will banks give credit cards to every person in society....some are too young, some are too old, some are an extremely poor credit risk

3) International tourists credit cards would not necessarily work in Adelaide. Yes Visa Amex MasterCard etc will....but others certainly won't and never will.
Also as a tourist do you want to pay an international transaction fee every time you take a bus in Adelaide?
I don't.....I have been overseas where I have been forced to use a credit to buy a train ticket....very annoying. I prefer to buy the local smart transport card.

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