More frequent bus services for Hills communities welcomed

15 January, 2024

RAA welcomes a State Government announcement that more frequent bus services will soon be introduced between Adelaide and the Adelaide Hills, something RAA has been advocating for on behalf of local commuters.

Once fully implemented by mid-2024, Hills residents will benefit from an additional 104 services each weekday, with buses running via the South-Eastern Freeway every six minutes in peak periods.

RAA Senior Manager Safety and Infrastructure Charles Mountain said more service options would help encourage uptake of public transport among the local community.

More frequent bus services are coming to the Adelaide Hills via the South Eastern Freeway

“In particular we support the increase in interpeak and weekend services to encourage greater of public transport and reduce the reliance of private vehicles for journeys where possible,” Mr Mountain said.

“The increase in service frequency between 7am and 7pm is welcomed because those who start work earlier or finish later will have greater access to a bus service to suit their needs.

“It’s pleasing to also hear of the proposed upgrade of the Crafers Park n’ Ride facility to meet the increasing demand.”

RAA’s submission to the recent Select Committee on Public and Active Transport called for increase in the number of services together with operational improvements to increase the frequency and reliability of services between the city and the Adelaide Hills.

RAA’s 2023-24 state budget submission also called for the Government to develop a long-term plan for public transport services to Mt Barker and the Adelaide Hills, as well as $1m to upgrade and install new bus shelters in the region.

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