03/04/2020 | Stephan Knoll MP

The Marshall Liberal Government is continuing to adapt Adelaide’s public transport network to provide the best and safest service to the community during the coronavirus crisis.

Several services will be temporarily suspended from today including:

  • After Midnight services on Saturday nights/Sunday mornings, which will not operate this Saturday, 4 April, until further notice;
  • J1X Airport to City shuttle, which will suspend operation after the last trip on Friday, 3 April;
  • City Connector that operates within the CBD and North Adelaide, which will cease operation after the last trip on Saturday, 4 April.

Other Adelaide Metro services will continue to run as usual to ensure essential public transport services continue for the community.

It’s important people listen to the current advice which is to stay home and only travel if it is essential for things such as work or shopping for food.

Since the COVID-19 outbreak overall patronage on Adelaide’s public transport has dropped more than 70 per cent.

The J1X Airport to City shuttle service has had an 85 per cent decrease in patronage and the After Midnight services a 92 per cent decrease on usual figures.

Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll said the State Government will continue to adapt Adelaide’s public transport system as necessary in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

“To ensure the safety of our public transport users we have already introduced cleaning ‘strike-crews’ to perform regular turn-around cleans in between services as well as transitioning to a cashless system,” said Minister Knoll.

“The coronavirus crisis has changed the way South Australians are using public transport with a more than 70 per cent drop in patronage across the network.

“With the widespread closure of entertainment premises across the metropolitan area, travel bans and the restriction of gatherings in public places, individual services such as the After Midnight buses are virtually running with no one on them.

“To ensure we continue to provide the best and safest service to the community during the coronavirus crisis we are temporarily suspending some services. Public transport remains an essential service for the community and the rest of network will run as usual.”

Signage will be placed at all affected stops, information will be available on the website regarding the suspension of the services and the real time system will be updated to reflect that these services are not operating.

For information on the State Government’s services and response to COVID-19, visit https://www.sa.gov.au/