The new ‘Home Zone’ initiative will be launched in the CBD tonight that will improve safety for public transport users and people getting home after midnight on Saturday nights.
A dedicated collection zone for late night buses and a passenger pick up area for other vehicles will be established, located at key bus stops on King William Street and Currie Street.
The zone will provide a safe location that will include CCTV, lighting and regular SAPOL patrols and will operate every Saturday night from midnight until 6am.
“We are constantly looking at new measures that make South Australians feel safer when they catch public transport,” said Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll.
“The Home Zone initiative will provide a safe and secure location for people to catch their bus home or get picked up by their family or friends or even a ride sharing service.
“The area will be well signed, brightly lit, have regular police patrols and be a safe and convenient location in the heart of the city for people to begin their journey home.
“This builds on other safety initiatives we are delivering across our public transport network including more roving patrols, more rapid response teams and 24/7 CCTV surveillance.”
Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Sandy Verschoor, welcomed the introduction of the Home Zone to the city.
“The City of Adelaide is pleased to support the Home Zone initiative – a safe, central location where people can gather as they wait to head home after a Saturday night out in the city,” said the Lord Mayor.
“We want people to come into the city, enjoy a night out, and know that they can get home safely.
“We also appreciate the support of the Encounter Youth Green Team volunteers who patrol the vicinity to support our young people.”
Buses will depart from:
- Eastbound buses – Currie Street E1 (northern side between Peel Street and Leigh Street)
- Westbound buses – Currie Street V2 (southern side between Peel Street and Gilbert Street)
- Northbound buses – King William Street X2 (western side between Currie Street and Hindley Street)
- Southbound buses – King William Street C2 (eastern side between Currie Street and Rundle Mall).
The Home Zone will be promoted through on-site signage along Hindley Street and in venues, enhanced bus stop and shelter treatments and a digital campaign pushed via Adelaide Metro and stakeholders including SAPOL, Consumer and Business Services, Encounter Youth, City of Adelaide including Lord Mayor Verschoor, the Australian Hotels Association SA, UniSA, Office for Women and the Adelaide West End Association.
For more information about the Home Zone and After Midnight services visit: https://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/Timetables-Maps/Special-Services/Late-Night-Home-Zone