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Savings for SA seniors: New commitment for free public transport

From 1 July, an estimated 430,000 Seniors Card holders across the State will be able to access free 24/7 public transport.

The Malinauskas Government is making public transport free at any time for South Australians who hold a Seniors Card.

From 1 July, an estimated 430,000 Seniors Card holders across the State will be able to access free 24/7 public transport.

To access free travel, card holders are simply required to validate their Seniors Card upon boarding a service or passing through barrier gates.

This new change expands existing free travel arrangements for Seniors Card members who were previously required to pay a concession fare during weekday peak times.

For Seniors Card holders with unused Adelaide Metro credit, refunds or transfers to other metroCARD can be facilitated by visiting the Adelaide Metro InfoCentre at the Adelaide Railway Station.

There’s no need to worry if you can’t make it into the city – please call the Adelaide Metro InfoLine on 1300 311 108 (7am-8pm, daily), where one of the friendly customer service representatives will assist with processing refunds. Refund requests do not have a time limit.

Peter Malinauskas expresses the importance of assisting senior travellers going from A to B.

“Our election commitments promised outcomes for South Australians of all ages. The Government is proud to deliver on this crucial commitment to ensure senior South Australians can access free travel.

“Honouring this commitment ensures that older South Australians continue to have viable transport options to make appointments, visit friends and meet volunteering commitments.

Member for West Torrens Tom Koutsantonis echoes the premier by saying, “This great news for senior members of our community means they can travel anywhere at any time. In delivering this commitment the Malinauskas Government listened to what the community was asking of us.

“The previous travel arrangements were limited, especially to those on low and fixed incomes who were unable to travel outside of free times,” Koutsantonis says.

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