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Free bus travel in Adelaide will be extended as the State Government and the city council work together

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October 14, 2013

Free bus travel will be expanded in the city and North Adelaide under a plan to unite the South Australia State Government and Adelaide City Council loop services.

Transport Services Minister Chloe Fox and Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood have announced plans to create an integrated free city bus service that combines the City Loop and Adelaide Connector.

After they have been integrated, the service will operate as a loop in both directions to deliver a 15-minute frequency to most stops in the CBD and a 30-minute frequency through North Adelaide.

The shorter service will travel around the city from Government House via North Terrace, East Terrace, Hutt Street, Halifax Street, Sturt Street through Whitmore and Victoria Squares.

The extended service to North Adelaide will continue along King William Street, Melbourne Street, Stanley Street, Tynte Street, through Wellington Square to the Calvary Hospital and continuing along Ward St, Montefiore Rd, and through Light Square.

Fox says integrating the two routes will make it quicker and easier to travel to key destinations in the city and North Adelaide.

"This is a really great initiative that can deliver Adelaide a showpiece public transport option for local commuters and tourists alike – at no extra cost to taxpayers," she says.

"By combining our resources we can deliver a more frequent level of service to more parts of the city and extend the service to the residential and commercial centre of North Adelaide."

Yarwood says the new and improved elements of the city bus service represent a further step toward a more accessible city.

"All the great cities of the world provide this kind of service and its role in showcasing Adelaide while simultaneously serving its citizens cannot be underestimated," he says.

"It will enable workers, visitors, students and residents to quickly and easily move around the city and make the most of what’s on offer."

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