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Adelaide Metro items of interest
« on: September 27, 2016, 08:19:52 AM »
Advertiser --> Public transport users fined for feet on seats, fare dodging, graffiti, offensive behaviour and smoking

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PASSENGERS who make themselves at home on public transport have been fined more than $7000 for putting their feet on seats.

There were 45 fines of $165 for this offence among the more than 2500 fines issued to public transport passengers last financial year.

Among the other crimes punished with on-the-spot fines were fare dodging, graffiti, offensive behaviour and smoking at bus shelters, latest police figures show.

Last financial year’s fine figure of 2523 was, however, a massive decrease on the 6848 fines issued in the previous 12 months.

Passengers putting feet on seats drew the ire of several train travellers when a picture of mud left on a seat by dirty shoes was posted on the Noarlunga Line Commuters Facebook page.

Comments posted by passengers included “yuk’’ and I “get really annoyed with people needing to put there (sic) feet on the seats.

Another commuter posted: “Some people who travel on the public trains treat them like a toilet leaving behind all their mess that just needs never to be seen by anyone else!’’

People for Public Transport president Thanasis Avramis welcomed the feet on seat fines because he said it was an issue that peeved other passengers.

“It seems fair enough to fine people who do that,’’ he said.

He was also pleased to see the fall in total fines issued across the Adelaide Metro network.

“I imagine things have improved because I can’t imagine the fall is due to offenders becoming cleverer at avoiding fines,’’ he said.

The fines fall was the result of a crackdown on passengers behaving badly, the Transport Department said.

“A sustained campaign against fare evaders on Adelaide’s public transport is paying off with a fall in the number of expiation notices issued during 2015/16,’’ a department spokeswoman said.

“Our public awareness campaign ‘FarePlayer’ and a very strong focus on fare evaders and anti-social behaviour is having an impact.’’

However, the spokeswoman admitted that “fare evasion rates are still too high’’ robbed the public transport system of money to “spend on extra services and new infrastructure’’.

“We take fare evasion extremely seriously and will continue to look at putting in new and innovative measures to ensure that it is kept to an absolute minimum,’’ she said.

“One of these strategies will be the introduction of ticket barriers and increased CCTV at Salisbury and Noarlunga train stations.’’

The fare evasion crackdown included “checking more tickets, more often and having officers patrol the network in uniform and plain clothes,’’ she said.

There were 120 “revenue protection operations’’ conducted financial year with officers checking more than 442,000 tickets.
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Re: Adelaide Metro items of interest
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2016, 06:00:57 PM »
Widespread (entire state) blackout for SA.  A HV transmission tower fell in strong winds/storms and by a domino effect entire state out.

Interestingly diesel trains still operating, sparks not of course.  Buses being diverted from normal routes to railway stations to pick up pax stranded by electricity failure.

Adelaide Now --> Massive blackout across South Australia as storm sweeps across state

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THE entire state has lost all power in the midst of today’s big storm.

Traffic lights are down, roads are in chaos and building fire alarms are blaring across the city.

The operators of SA’s high-voltage power network, ElectraNet, are in an emergency meeting to determine the cause of the unprecedented electricity collapse and plot a solution.

There is no estimated time when power will be restored but it is understood authorities expect the blackout to last at least four to eight hours.

The cause is believed to be a Mid North high-voltage transmission tower toppling in the severe weather. This created a domino effect, shutting down the state ...
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Re: Adelaide Metro items of interest
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2016, 06:02:07 PM »
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Re: Adelaide Metro items of interest
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2016, 06:03:32 PM »
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« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2016, 06:04:42 PM »
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« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2016, 06:05:49 PM »
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« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2016, 03:58:29 AM »
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Re: Adelaide Metro items of interest
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2017, 01:09:18 PM »
Messenger --> Adelaide Metro bus commuters will soon be able to enter and validate Metrocards at rear doors

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O-BAHN commuters will soon be able to enter and validate their Metrocards at the middle and rear doors of buses.

The idea is to speed up boarding times as the new O-Bahn tunnel makes the service more popular.

Validation machines started appearing on buses over the past month with a sign saying, “Exciting travel change coming soon!”

A Transport Department spokeswoman said they would become active when the $160 million tunnel from Grenfell St to Hackney Rd opened “later this year”.

They will not appear on other routes “for now”.

“This may be re-evaluated at a later date,” she said.

Extra ticket inspectors will be deployed to explain the new procedure and catch fare evaders.

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Re: Adelaide Metro items of interest
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2017, 05:48:19 PM »

Good to know that Adelaide can sort out rear door boarding.

BrisBANE??  :pfy:
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Re: Adelaide Metro items of interest
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2017, 06:17:25 PM »
brisBANE is now the outstanding public transport failure jurisdiction.   Everything is just too hard here sadly.

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Re: Adelaide Metro items of interest
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2017, 08:12:22 AM »
https://twitter.com/AdelaideMetroSA/status/907000785002786817
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Re: Adelaide Metro items of interest
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2017, 11:44:58 AM »
Their gates are interesting - they don't actually deduct your fare, just let you into the paid-up area of the platform.  You still need to touch on inside the train.

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Re: Adelaide Metro items of interest
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2017, 03:10:50 AM »
https://twitter.com/Robert_Dow/status/907289851585642496
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Re: Adelaide Metro items of interest
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2017, 03:11:12 AM »
https://twitter.com/Robert_Dow/status/907289947790385152
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Re: Adelaide Metro items of interest
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2017, 01:23:56 PM »
^^Nice gates it was needed on some parts of the network

Real time passenger information displays being deployed around the CBD of Adelaide.



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Re: Adelaide Metro items of interest
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2017, 02:02:45 PM »
Their gates are interesting - they don't actually deduct your fare, just let you into the paid-up area of the platform.  You still need to touch on inside the train.
Yep all ticketing validation is onboard all modes in SA. Not entirely sure regarding the gates. Once touched it allows 2 hours seemless travel. It does allow for touch off data which is good for improving services and timetable adjustments.

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Re: Adelaide Metro items of interest
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2017, 03:01:23 AM »
Adelaide Now --> Adelaide public transport most convenient in the nation, but our usage lags behind other capitals

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ADELAIDE has the most convenient public transport in the country but fewer people use it to get to work than in Australia’s other major cities, new data reveals.

Australia’s most comprehensive city rankings show a third of Adelaide homes are within 400m of a frequently serviced public transport stop.

It means Adelaide has the best public transport accessibility of 22 cities across the country. Nationally one in five houses are close to public transport.

Yet just 8.7 per cent of Adelaideans use public transport to commute, a lower rate than Sydney (22.7), Western Sydney (12.3), Melbourne (15.5), Brisbane (11.4) and Perth (10.2).

The data was collected and analysed by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet to provide a comprehensive portrait of our biggest cities.

Congestion on Adelaide roads was not as bad as other major cities, but in peak hour travels times rise by 45 per cent.

Cities Assistant Minister Angus Taylor said the data also tracked for the first time how cities were going on the “30-minute city” goal the Government was working toward.

While Adelaide ranked 14th, with 78 per cent of people able to drive to work within 30 minutes, the result was much better than other capital cities.

In Sydney and Melbourne about 40 per cent of motorists were stuck in their cars longer than half an hour.

Cities were also ranked on other key measures including jobs, housing and innovation.

Adelaide’s performance was particularly weak on youth unemployment, third highest at 16.4 per cent. The average was 11.9 per cent.

Mr Taylor said: “It’s not a matter of one city being better than another, it’s a matter of them having different attributes and therefore different challenges and opportunities that need to be addressed.

“Customising solutions for individual cities is crucial and a national government has to be part of that.”

Details for each city are at http://smart-cities.dashboard.gov.au
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Re: Adelaide Metro items of interest
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2018, 02:34:43 AM »
https://twitter.com/Robert_Dow/status/951854704555782144
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Re: Adelaide Metro items of interest
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2018, 05:02:06 PM »
https://twitter.com/AdelaideMetroSA/status/952790943869976576
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