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O-Bahn buses ready in peak hour on Grenfell Street.

Buses in Adelaide comprise the most extensive service of the South Australian capital's public transport system, the Adelaide Metro. A large fleet of diesel and natural gas powered buses operate services which typically terminate in the city-centre or at a suburban interchange. Buses get priority on many roads and intersections, with dedicated bus lanes and 'B'-light bus only phases at many traffic lights. According to the 2008 State Budget, all buses that entered service during the 1980s will be withdrawn within the next 5 years and replaced with new buses.

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Operators

The Adelaide Metro buses are operated by:

  • Torrens Transit - north-eastern, inner north, inner south, eastern, western and north-western suburban bus network.
  • Australian Transit Enterprises, trading as SouthLink – the far south and far north
  • Transitplus - regional bus services and the Adelaide Hills

System features

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Go Zones

Go Zone Logo.

Many arterial roads leading towards the CBD have several routes servicing them, allowing for high frequency "Go-Zones", with a maximum wait of 15 minutes on weekdays. These are:

Roam Zones

The Roam Zone concept began operation in the Hallett Cove, Sheidow Park and Trott Park area in September, 2001. At specified times passengers can be dropped off or picked up away from bus stops, taking them to their door (or as near as the bus could get). Having done this, the roaming bus returns to its scheduled route. Roam Zones have bright blue bus stops located throughout. Adelaide Metro now features five Roam Zones:

TransitLink Services

TransitLink bus services are limited stop express bus routes, operating to and from the city on weekdays. TransitLink services are:

JetBus Services

JetBus services were introduced in August, 2005. These are direct daily routes that link Adelaide Airport with the city and other key destinations. JetBus routes are:

Limited services run in peak hour from Golden Grove and Elizabeth to the City and return under the JetBus branding, though these do not continue to the Airport. These routes are:

City Free

City Free buses are zero-fare, wheelchair-accessible circuit routes that service the Adelaide City, daily a week, on one frequent route:

  • 99C City Loop
  • N.B. The 99B (Bee Line) route was replaced on the 14th October 2007 by "Free Terrace to Terrace" travel along the tramline extension.

Direct Cross City Links

O-Bahn Busway

The Adelaide Metro's most frequented route is the O-Bahn guided busway to Modbury. It is the world's fastest and longest guided busway, with a maximum permitted speed of 100 km/h (62 mph) and a length of 12 km (7.4 miles). It has three stations, Klemzig Station, Paradise Interchange, and Tea Tree Plaza Interchange at the Modbury end. Buses leave the track at Paradise or Tea Tree Plaza to continue services on normal roads, eliminating the need for passenger transfer. The JetBus service from Adelaide Airport uses the O-Bahn and continues to Elizabeth or Golden Grove.

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buses ready in peak hour on Grenfell Street.]]

Buses in Adelaide comprise the most extensive service of the South Australian capital's public transport system, the Adelaide Metro. A large fleet of diesel and natural gas powered buses operate services which typically terminate in the city-centre or at a suburban interchange. Buses get priority on many roads and intersections, with dedicated bus lanes and 'B'-light bus only phases at many traffic lights. According to the 2008 State Budget, all buses that entered service during the 1980s will be withdrawn within the next 5 years and replaced with new buses.

Contents

Operators

The Adelaide Metro buses are operated by:

  • Torrens Transit - north-eastern, inner north, inner south, eastern, western and north-western suburban bus network.
  • Australian Transit Enterprises, trading as SouthLink – the far south and far north
  • Transitplus - regional bus services and the Adelaide Hills

System features

Go Zones

Many arterial roads leading towards the CBD have several routes servicing them, allowing for high frequency "Go-Zones", with a maximum wait of 15 minutes on weekdays. These are:

Roam Zones

The Roam Zone concept began operation in the Hallett Cove, Sheidow Park and Trott Park area in September, 2001. At specified times passengers can be dropped off or picked up away from bus stops, taking them to their door (or as near as the bus could get). Having done this, the roaming bus returns to its scheduled route. Roam Zones have bright blue bus stops located throughout. Adelaide Metro now features six Roam Zones:

TransitLink Services

TransitLink bus services are limited stop express bus routes, operating to and from the city on weekdays. TransitLink services are:

JetBus Services

JetBus services were introduced in August, 2005. These are direct daily routes that link Adelaide Airport with the city and other key destinations. JetBus routes are:

Limited services run in peak hour from Golden Grove and Elizabeth to the City and return under the JetBus branding, though these do not continue to the Airport. These routes are:

City Free

City Free buses are zero-fare, wheelchair-accessible circuit routes that service the Adelaide City, daily a week, on one frequent route:

  • 99C City Loop
  • N.B. The 99B (Bee Line) route was replaced on the 14th October 2007 by "Free Terrace to Terrace" travel along the tramline extension.

Direct Cross City Links

O-Bahn Busway

The Adelaide Metro's most frequented route is the O-Bahn guided busway to Modbury. It is the world's fastest and longest guided busway, with a maximum permitted speed of 100 km/h (62 mph) and a length of 12 km (7.4 miles). It has three stations, Klemzig Station, Paradise Interchange, and Tea Tree Plaza Interchange at the Modbury end. Buses leave the track at Paradise or Tea Tree Plaza to continue services on normal roads, eliminating the need for passenger transfer. The JetBus service from Adelaide Airport uses the O-Bahn and continues to Elizabeth or Golden Grove.

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