Extra services for season of festival fun

SA Gov

Ride with Adelaide Metro to the Adelaide Fringe as the festival season transports audiences to a world of wonder from this weekend.

With bumper crowds expected in the city from now until mid-March, Adelaide Metro is running extra bus and tram services to get people safely to and from events, fuss-free.

Leave the car at home and zip into the East End onboard the O-Bahn, with 20 extra trips on the weekend during Fringe (16 February to 17 March) taking patrons straight to the heart of festival fun.

The free ADLOOP CBD tram service will operate each Friday and Saturday night – starting on tonight’s opening night of the Fringe, Friday 16 February – and on Sunday 10 March for the Adelaide Cup long weekend.

Looping the north, east and south ends of the city, between Gilles St and the Festival Plaza, the ADLOOP will stop at popular festival venues including Adelaide Botanic Gardens and the Pioneer Women’s Garden, home of Writers’ Week from 2-7 March.

Road closures on Rundle Street, East Terrace and Rundle Road will be in place each weekend of the festival season for East End Unleashed, requiring some bus detours.

A temporary taxi rank between Rundle Road and Grenfell Street will also operate from 15 February to 18 March.

Adelaide Metro has WOMADelaide covered too, with a dedicated bus shuttle to run during the four-day event from Friday 8 March to Monday 11 March, taking passengers to and from Botanic Park, along Frome Road.

While using a metroCARD remains the best option for customers who transfer to other services or travel with a concession fare, Tap and Pay tickets are a good option for people on a full adult fare who don’t use public transport very often.

Get your party started and plan your trip with our journey planner, check the Adelaide Fringe and Festival ADLOOP tram service or visit www.adelaidemetro.com.au to see the timetable in real time.

As put by Tom Koutsantonis

We want to make it as easy as possible for acts and audiences to get to the heart of the fun as Adelaide comes alive in festival season.

With Adelaide Metro running extra bus and tram services, hopping from show to show – and getting in and out of the city on public transport – is a safe and sensible option.

Extra services mean more seats on the network, so you can take yours at venues across the city and soak up the atmosphere of our world-renowned celebration of arts, culture and diversity.

Leave the car at home, plan your journey and get your festival party started stress-free.

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