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Public Transport Service Levels Maintained During Extreme Heat

18 December 2015

Adelaide Metro advises customers that its Extreme Heat Rail Transport Plan has been effective in maintaining safe and reliable rail services throughout several days of extreme heat.

For today tram shuttles will be removed from the CBD service to ensure the fleet is maintained and ready for the afternoon peak period, as well as the anticipated extra demand for people attending tonight’s Big Bash League match.

Special services will also continue to be provided across the network for the expected big crowds of cricket fans.

There will continue to be speed reductions on some train services to reduce the stress on the rail network infrastructure.

While Adelaide Metro will strive to limit any delays or inconvenience to services by the extreme heat, commuters are encouraged to check www.adelaidemetro.com.au 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 www.facebook.com/DPTISA. Real-time passenger information for buses, trains and trams is also available through the Adelaide Metro website.

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: www.adelaidemetro.com.au/About-us/Transport-Plan.