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Extreme heat forecast for Adelaide

CONNECT - Message from the Chief Executive

27 February 2017

With the State forecasted to experience extreme heat this week, Adelaide Metro passengers are reminded to closely monitor our website for any potential effects on services.

Prolonged exposure to extreme heat can place the rail (train and tram) network infrastructure under stress. Passengers should be aware that there may be speed reductions on some services to reduce this stress.

As the Bureau of Meteorology has forecast a maximum of 37 degrees from tomorrow until Friday, passengers should be prepared for the potential for public transport services to be affected.

All public transport passengers are advised to plan ahead and take care when travelling during periods of extreme heat. Keep to shaded areas while waiting for buses, trains or trams, drink plenty of water and give consideration to vulnerable passengers including the elderly.

While Adelaide Metro will strive to limit any delays or inconvenience to services by the extreme heat, commuters are encouraged to use Adelaide Metro’s information services.

Download the free app metroMATE for Apple from the Adelaide Metro website ( to get real-time information about services and details on disruptions or delays. An Android version will be available in early 2017.

Passengers can also check or call the Adelaide Metro 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

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure thanks passengers for their patience and understanding in these extreme conditions.