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South Australia delivers increased Adelaide Hills services and new buses

Adelaide Hills commuters are set to benefit when more frequent and comfortable bus services are introduced courtesy of new hybrid buses 

The South Australian government is following up on a $19 million election commitment to deliver brand new buses and more services each week for Adelaide Hills residents. 

From January 29, the first phase of service improvements will see 36 extra bus services from 9am to 3pm each day between Mount Barker and Adelaide, with buses running every 15 minutes on route T840. 

An additional 26 services on Sundays will also be introduced from February 4, with buses running every 30 minutes between 7am and 6pm each Sunday on route 864F. 

Once complete, the SA government says that services in the Adelaide Hills will increase to 590 trips per week. 

In addition to the improved bus services, the SA government is also delivering 15 new hybrid-diesel buses that are expected to join the fleet this year. 

The delivery of these new buses will support the introduction of a new weekday Go Zone from mid-2024, with buses running via the South Eastern Freeway every six minutes at peak hour periods and at least every 15 minutes between 7am and 7pm. 

Feedback gathered during a transport study in Mount Barker and Adelaide Hills helped inform the SA government of these service changes. 

The SA government say it is also committing $6 million towards the upgrade and delivery of additional parking at the Crafers Park and Ride facility.

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