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O-Bahn upgrade

When: From Friday 26 May 2017

Your O-Bahn experience is evolving!

The iconic Adelaide O-Bahn guided Busway, originally constructed in 1984, is being upgraded with an underground tunnel extension from Gilberton into the city, due to open in late 2017.

And then there's the $15 million to upgrade Park'n'Ride facilities at Klemzig and Tea Tree Plaza Interchanges announced in the Budget. 

So what else is happening along the O-Bahn?

To further enhance the full travel experience, a number of O-Bahn passenger related initiatives have been identified and are in development. These initiatives have been recognised as positively affecting customer experience through information and behaviour changes that correlate with the corridor expansion to provide a world-class travel experience for our valued O-Bahn commuters.

The first of the new O-Bahn initiatives include:

We're starting with the basics

The three O-Bahn interchanges - Tea Tree Plaza, Paradise and Klemzig - are getting a wash and fresh coat of painted. This work started on Monday 15 May and will run through until mid to late June.

View the full details of when your interchange will be affected and what you may need to do during these upgrade works. 

New way-finding signage at every interchange

From valuable customers feedback as well as ongoing discussion with transport workers such as drivers and security personnel at the interchanges, as well as accessibility action groups, these cleaning and painting works are making way for new way-finding and signage to be installed at each interchange to assist you in easily finding where your bus will depart, as well point you to ticket machines, toilets, parking and more. These new signs will be installed at each interchange during June 2017. See a sample of a signs below - lighter, brighter, easier to read and see from a distance.

Way-finding sign design 

Wayfinding sign design

Location sign design

Sign design TTP

Interchange way-finding sign design

Interchange wayfinding sign design

Quick boarding at all doors

With predictions of faster boarding times, rear door validators are being installed across the O-Bahn bus fleet to allow commuters to lawfully board their service and validate their metroCARD at any door.

So much easier during crowded peak travel times!

The front entrance of each bus will remain the best option for commuters who have accessibility issues and passengers needing to purchase a ticket to travel.

Rear door validators will come into operation from late 2017.

Stay up to date with the latest news!

Everything you've read here is great, but there is more to come. Stay up to date and tell us what you think as we move forward to provide a modern, innovative travel experience.

Register for the latest news and we’ll send you updates via email or SMS during the O-Bahn public transport upgrade project. 

 

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