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Major delays expected this week as more train strikes announced in Adelaide

The drivers’ strike is expected to impact services during peak periods, prompting Adelaide Metro to advise passengers to seek alternative transport options.

Adelaide commuters are set to face significant disruptions to train services tomorrow, Tuesday 16th April, and the following day, Wednesday 17th April, due to industrial action by some drivers employed by Keolis Downer Adelaide.

The drivers’ strike is expected to impact services during peak periods, prompting Adelaide Metro to advise passengers to seek alternative transport options.

Service Disruption Details:

  • Tuesday, 16th April: No train services will operate from the start of the day until 9:00 am. Normal operations are expected to resume shortly after 9:00 am.
  • Wednesday, 17th April: Train services will be unavailable from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm, with services anticipated to return to regular scheduling post-7:00 pm.

The strike, confirmed earlier today, will officially occur between 6:00 am and 8:00 am on Tuesday and between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm on Wednesday. However, the start-up and wind-down processes associated with train operations mean that disruptions will extend beyond these hours.

Given the timing of the industrial action during busy commute hours, Adelaide Metro warns of very limited availability of substitute bus services. Commuters are encouraged to check the Adelaide Metro website for specific details on substitute bus stop locations and alternative bus and tram routes.

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

  • Utilize 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: adelaidemetro.com.au
  • 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 travelers during this period and apologizes 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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