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DPTI Media Alert- Train Driver Industrial Action: Thursday 25 and Friday 26 August 2016

CONNECT - Message from the Chief Executive

23 August 2016

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) has been advised by the Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) that industrial action including work stoppages will be undertaken by members which will impact the running of train services.

The action is being taken as negotiations continue around enterprise bargaining for RTBU members and DPTI is working hard to minimise the impact.




No Adelaide Metro train services will operate on the Belair line between approximately 8.30am and 2.30pm, with substitute bus services in place during these times to assist customers.

Before the industrial action, the last services will depart from:

  • Belair 8:56am
  • City 8:01am

After the industrial action, the first services will depart from:

  • Belair 2:56pm
  • City 1:56pm

All other train lines and the tram line are expected to operate to normal schedule although customers are encouraged to check the Adelaide Metro website on Thursday in the event of any further disruption.



While trams are expected to operate to normal schedule, significant impacts will be experienced on Adelaide Metro and MAC Footy Express train services with reduced frequency and capacity across the network.

No Adelaide Metro train or MAC Footy Express train services will operate on the Belair and Grange lines on Friday until after 7pm. Substitute buses will be in place.

MAC Footy Express bus and tram services are expected to operate as normal for the Adelaide Crows v West Coast Eagles game on Friday night, but customers are advised to allow additional travel time.

All train services are expected to return to normal schedule after 7pm, including the Belair and Grange lines.

Please visit Adelaide Metro InfoCentres, call the Adelaide Metro InfoLine on 1300 311 108 or check and the @AdelaideMetroSA Twitter account for updated information on the day.

These arrangements may result in additional vehicles on the road during peak periods on Friday. DPTI reminds all road users to be patient and courteous to other drivers and allow extra travel time.

We thank you in advance for your patience.