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Maintaining services during extreme heat

CONNECT - Message from the Chief Executive

17 December 2015

Adelaide Metro will implement its Extreme Heat Rail Transport Plan as high temperatures are forecast to continue until Sunday. We are taking every precaution to maintain safe and regular rail services for our customers.

The Extreme Heat Rail Transport Plan was last implemented in February 2014 during several days of continuously high temperatures.

Prolonged exposure to extreme heat can place the rail network infrastructure under stress, and customers are advised that there will be speed reductions on some train services to reduce this stress.

While Adelaide Metro will strive to limit any delays or inconvenience to services by the extreme heat, commuters are encouraged to check or call the InfoLine on 1300 311 108 for up-to-date travel information.

This information can also be accessed by following us on twitter @AdelaideMetroSA or on Facebook at

Real-time passenger information for buses, trains and trams is also available through the Adelaide Metro website.

Across the network, special services will continue to be provided to cater for expected big crowds at tomorrow night’s Big Bash League match.
All public transport customers are advised to plan ahead and take care when travelling during periods of extreme heat. 

If travel is a necessity, keep to shaded areas while waiting for buses, trains or trams, drink plenty of water and give consideration to vulnerable passengers including the elderly.

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure thanks customers for their patience and understanding in these extreme conditions.
The Adelaide Metro Extreme Heat Rail Transport Plan can be found here: