More train services, more often
The State Government has released new train timetables reflecting increases to the frequency of services on the Belair, Gawler, Outer Harbor and Seaford lines beginning Sunday, April 22.
Passengers using these train lines will benefit from more frequent services with a maximum wait of only 30 minutes from morning peak to last service every weekday and all day on weekends.
“The more frequent services along the Belair, Gawler, Outer Harbor and Seaford lines will improve the reliability of services, reduce waiting times and cut travel times in some instances,” Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll said.
“By increasing the frequency and reliability of train services, as well as cutting travel times on some lines, we want to encourage more people to use our public transport system.
“Providing more frequent train services also makes the commute for passengers much more comfortable as we ease overcrowding on peak services.
“We know that train patronage is increasing with 14.4 million trips recorded last financial year and by providing more services it will ensure we meet this growing demand.
“The new State Government will continually look at ways to increase public transport patronage and improve our network here in South Australia.
“If we can encourage more and more South Australians to hop on a train, bus or tram it will help ease traffic congestion and all road users will benefit.
“We will be introducing express services on the Outer Harbor line from Glanville during the morning peak period.
“Commuters who use the Seaford line will also benefit from reduced overall travel times by up to two minutes on most services as we double the number of semi-express services in the morning and evening peak period from two to four.
“There will also be a significant improvement to transit times of up to six minutes for passengers travelling to and from Seaford Meadows, due to limited stop services now servicing this station.”
Other timetable benefits include:
- All Belair trains stopping at Millswood Station
- Introduction of four AM peak services commencing from Glanville
- Increased Seaford semi-express services in peak period from two to four
- Introduction of services commencing from Noarlunga Centre in the AM peak.