Discount travel

Discount travel
metro card

South Australian passengers will pay cheaper fares on Sundays and public holidays in a bid to lure people onto the upgraded network.

Free off-peak travel for seniors and cheaper fares for bus, tram and train passengers begins this weekend.

Minister for Transport Services Chloe Fox says the new discounts aim to lure people onto the upgraded public transport network.

"We want South Australians using their trams, trains and buses," she says.

"The successful introduction of Metrocard smartcard ticketing has allowed us to make public transport easier and more affordable."

From December 15, free travel times for those with Seniors Cards will be extended to include weekdays before 7am and after 7pm.

A regular Metrocard holder can save $1.49 a trip, a Concession Metrocard holder will save 75 cents and a Student Metrocard holder will pay 90 cents for a trip instead of $1.08.

On weekends, school holidays and public holidays, two children aged under 15 travel free when accompanied by an adult using a day trip ticket.

"Metrocard has been a huge success and real time data and online journey planners are being rolled out across Adelaide to put even more information at the fingertips of commuters," says Fox.

New products including a 28-day travel pass, tourist cards and commuter clubs will be rolled out next year.

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