Footy fans warned as train delays scheduled for Friday night’s game

Footy Express services to Adelaide Oval are poised to be affected by an ongoing industrial dispute, with train drivers rallying against overtime as they push for improved pay.

Train services for the Adelaide vs Essendon match at Adelaide Oval tonight (April 19) will experience reductions due to overtime bans by certain drivers employed by private contractor Keolis Downer.

This will impact additional Footy Express train services before and after the game, with substitute bus services available. Trains will adhere to their standard Friday timetable.

However, Footy Express bus and tram services will continue to operate as usual. To accommodate potential delays, it’s advisable to allocate extra time for your journey and explore alternative public transport options, which are complimentary with your match ticket starting from 4pm.

Alternative Transport Options: Commuters are urged to consider various alternatives to mitigate the impact of the strike:

  • Utilise regular bus and tram services that are not affected by the strike.
  • Arrange carpooling with colleagues, friends, or family.
  • Opt for remote work arrangements if possible.

Staying Informed: Passengers can stay updated on service changes and disruptions through several channels:

  • Adelaide Metro’s official website:
  • Social media updates via Adelaide Metro’s X account and Facebook page.
  • On-site signage and public announcements at major stations including the Adelaide Railway Station.

For further assistance, commuters can contact the Adelaide Metro Infoline at 1300 311 108 or visit the InfoCentre located within the Adelaide Railway Station, available from 7 am to 8 pm daily.

Adelaide Metro appreciates the patience of all travellers during this period and apologises for any inconvenience caused by the necessary industrial action. Passengers are encouraged to plan their journeys in advance during the affected days to avoid potential delays.

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