Better Public
Transport Services

Better Public
Transport Services

We are not only delivering better public transport infrastructure. We are also delivering better services – making them cheaper, more frequent and more flexible.

What we said we'd do

Invest in improved public transport planning and service delivery.

What we've done

The Marshall Liberal Government is delivering more convenient, better public transport for South Australians.

Just like we promised, we created an experienced, independent transit authority – the SA Public Transport Authority or SAPTA – responsible for delivering more customer-focused services.

We introduced free inter-peak travel for primary school students travelling on school excursions.

We ran a successful trial of ‘tap on’ technology on the o-Bahn and this technology is now being expanded to our entire public transport network.

We successfully trialed on-demand, uber-style buses in Mount Barker and the Barossa Valley and we are doing a planning study into rapid bus transport options for the hills.

We know that a good public transport experience starts before people even get on a train and that’s why we’re also spending almost $100 million to upgrade railway stations right across Adelaide. These upgrades will include safety improvements, new shelters, more seating, painting and landscaping.

We are also extended the Tonsley railway line to Flinders University and Hospital and are delivering a major upgrade of public transport infrastructure including electrifying the Gawler line and building three new park ‘n’ rides in the north east.

What it means for you

  • Better, more convenient public transport services
  • Cheaper fares for regular public transport users
  • Reducing congestion by encouraging more people to leave the car at home and hop on a bus, train or tram

Policy snapshot

  • We are delivering better, more customer focused public transport services.
  • We're rolling out 'tap on' technology to make paying your fare easier.
  • We've improved public transport options in the hills and SA's regions.
  • We've upgraded railway stations, built new park 'n' rides and are undertaking big improvements to public transport infrastructure across the state.
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We are not only delivering better public transport infrastructure. We are also delivering better services – making them cheaper, more frequent and more flexible.

We are not only delivering better public transport infrastructure. We are also delivering better services – making them cheaper, more frequent and more flexible.