Cheaper travel


Commuters, seniors and tourists will benefit from fare changes to Adelaide’s Metrocard system later this year

October 8, 2013

Cheaper travel is on the cards for Adelaide’s Metrocard users after the South Australia Government announced changes to the system this week.

A 28-day pass for unlimited travel and discount fares on Sundays and public holidays are some of the options to be available soon through the electronic ticketing system.

Premier Jay Weatherill says the new passes and discount fares will make it cheaper and more convenient for thousands of South Australians and visitors to travel on buses, trains and trams.

"Adelaide commuters want flexibility and they want to be rewarded for frequent travelling," he says.

"We also want to provide visitors to our city with a simple, convenient way to travel on our public transport and see all that Adelaide has to offer. "

The new options are contained in the State Government’s new Public Transport policy, which is part of the State Government’s plans for Building a Stronger South Australia, and the changes will be progressively introduced from December.

Improvements to Adelaide Metro’s public transport infrastructure and services include 100 new buses, a modern tram fleet, 66 new electric rail cars, new track and stations and the extension and electrification of rail services to Seaford.

THE OPTIONS

- A 28-day pass will provide unlimited travel on all Adelaide Metro services

- Sunday and Public Holiday fares will be reduced

- Free travel for seniors will be extended

- The Commuter Club will offer employees of participating businesses an additional 5 per cent discount on a 28-day pass

- Tourists will be able to buy one, three or five day unlimited travel passes

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