New free City connector bus service

Consultation has concluded

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Council and the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) are working together to improve free public transport services within the City and North Adelaide.

The new free City connector service aims to create a new and convenient free public transport service, linking key destinations within the City and North Adelaide to meet the needs of commuters, residents, students, tourists and visitors. The service will maintain use of existing Adelaide Connector or Adelaide Metro bus stops.

New 2015 Timetable: Please be advised that a new timetable is now available for the free City Connector bus service. Please visit www.adelaidemetro.com.au/freecitybus for more info.

Project Information

  • Read through the documents in the 'Related Documents' section on the right-hand side for background information on this project.
  • View the FAQs section on the right-hand side for commonly asked questions about this project.

View the News Tab below for previous consultations on this project.

Council and the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) are working together to improve free public transport services within the City and North Adelaide.

The new free City connector service aims to create a new and convenient free public transport service, linking key destinations within the City and North Adelaide to meet the needs of commuters, residents, students, tourists and visitors. The service will maintain use of existing Adelaide Connector or Adelaide Metro bus stops.

New 2015 Timetable: Please be advised that a new timetable is now available for the free City Connector bus service. Please visit www.adelaidemetro.com.au/freecitybus for more info.

Project Information

  • Read through the documents in the 'Related Documents' section on the right-hand side for background information on this project.
  • View the FAQs section on the right-hand side for commonly asked questions about this project.

News

Consultation has concluded
  • Stage 3 Consultation: First Year Review - Coming Soon!

    Council and the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure will shortly be undertaking community and stakeholder consultation on the first year of operation for the free City Connector bus service. The purpose of this consultation is to collect information and feedback from users of the free City Connector bus service on how the new service has performed over its first year of operation. It also provides an opportunity for users to submit suggestions on how the service can be improved.

    The consultation also seeks feedback on the proposed changes to the free City Connector route and bus stops for the 98A anti-clockwise service. Feedback gathered from the consultation process will be used to develop and enhance the free City Connector service, and will determine if the 98A service in the western portion of the City will change.

    Council and the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure will shortly be undertaking community and stakeholder consultation on the first year of operation for the free City Connector bus service. The purpose of this consultation is to collect information and feedback from users of the free City Connector bus service on how the new service has performed over its first year of operation. It also provides an opportunity for users to submit suggestions on how the service can be improved.

    The consultation also seeks feedback on the proposed changes to the free City Connector route and bus stops for the 98A anti-clockwise service. Feedback gathered from the consultation process will be used to develop and enhance the free City Connector service, and will determine if the 98A service in the western portion of the City will change.

    01 Oct 2014, 03:12 PM
  • Stage 2 Consultation

    We sought targeted engagement with local residents and businesses to find the most suitable bus stop locations in North Adelaide. Engagement was undertaken regarding Tynte Street West, Tynte Street East, Jerningham Streetand Kingston Terrace.

    Tynte Street West
    Option 3A ‘Oxford Hotel’ was selected as the permanent bus stop location by Council. This bus stop is located on Tynte Street West northern side immediately west of the Tynte Street/O’Connell Street intersection. The stop location provided convenient access to the O’Connell Street precinct, however, was the furthest away from the North Adelaide Library and Post Office.

    Tynte Street East
    Option 3...Read more

    We sought targeted engagement with local residents and businesses to find the most suitable bus stop locations in North Adelaide. Engagement was undertaken regarding Tynte Street West, Tynte Street East, Jerningham Streetand Kingston Terrace.

    Tynte Street West
    Option 3A ‘Oxford Hotel’ was selected as the permanent bus stop location by Council. This bus stop is located on Tynte Street West northern side immediately west of the Tynte Street/O’Connell Street intersection. The stop location provided convenient access to the O’Connell Street precinct, however, was the furthest away from the North Adelaide Library and Post Office.

    Tynte Street East
    Option 3 'Lefevre Terrace' (former Adelaide Connector bus stop) was selected as the permanent bus stop location by Council. On 10 Feb 2015, the Tynte Street East stop was relocated onto Lefevre Terrace. This stop will undergo further improvements over the next few months to improve disability access and waiting conditions for passengers.

    Jerningham Street
    Option 3 ‘Majestic Apartments' was selected’as the permanent bus stop location by Council. This bus stop is located on Jerningham Street immediately north of the Finniss Street roundabout. This stop is located the furthest distance from the Melbourne Street precinct, but requires the least amount of on-street parking removal.

    Kingston Terrace
    Option 1 'Kingston Terrace' (near Lefevre Terrace) was selected as the preferred stop on Kingston Terrace. However, Council elected to retain this stop as a temporary stop until further investigations could be completed on the possibility of redirecting the bus service down Stanley Street. The stop will remain in its current location until a final decision can be made on the route and stop location.

    You can view background information on these projects by clicking on 'Stage 2: Consultations Packs' in the 'Related Documents' section on the right-hand side.

    Reports to Council including a summary of the consultation results:

    11 Apr 2014, 02:46 PM
  • Now Avaliable - New City Loop Bus Timetable

    Following the extensive community engagement process and close partnership with the State Government, the new City Loop Bus timetable is now avaliable.

    The new service will commence on Monday 27 January 2014.

    Following the extensive community engagement process and close partnership with the State Government, the new City Loop Bus timetable is now avaliable.

    The new service will commence on Monday 27 January 2014.

    16 Jan 2014, 05:01 PM
  • Stage 1 Consultation

    Following extensive research and consultation the new City Connector bus service was implemented on 27 January 2014. The new service has improved frequency, expanded operating times and increased passenger capacity. In addition many of the bus stops have been revised to accommodate the larger bus size and to comply with accessibility standards.

    We've received over 400 general comments for the proposed route, 60 comments on the bus stop locations and approximately 150 people attended an information sessions at one of our centres. All of your feedback, submissions and comments have been summarised in a report...Read more

    Following extensive research and consultation the new City Connector bus service was implemented on 27 January 2014. The new service has improved frequency, expanded operating times and increased passenger capacity. In addition many of the bus stops have been revised to accommodate the larger bus size and to comply with accessibility standards.

    We've received over 400 general comments for the proposed route, 60 comments on the bus stop locations and approximately 150 people attended an information sessions at one of our centres. All of your feedback, submissions and comments have been summarised in a report.

    We've worked closely together with Dept. of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) to address the key themes raised during the community consultation period. However feedback from some residents and business have highlighted concerns with a number of specific bus stop locations and potential local impact.

    Based on the feedback and the level of support for the new service,

    • the merging of the Adelaide Connector and 99C bus services is recommended to proceed; and
    • the proposed bus route and bus stops have been amended.

    Documents for further reading:

    04 Dec 2013, 03:54 PM