Public transport changes in response to coronavirus

When: From Monday 16 March 2020

The safety of passengers and staff remains the highest priority in the face of community concerns around coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Protecting public transport customers

Cleaning schedules have been increased across all public transport modes and disinfectant products recommended under national health guidelines are being used.

In addition to standard cleaning, extra crews are being used across the network with particular focus being given to hard surfaces such as hand rails, validators and push buttons.

All public transport customers and the wider South Australian community are advised to be alert to the threat of COVID-19 and adhere to health advice.

If you are feeling ill with flu-like symptoms, please avoid travel on public transport.

Wash. Cover. Avoid.

The best protection against infection is hygiene:

  • WASH your hands with soap and use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
  • COVER your coughs and sneezes, and dispose of tissues. If no tissue is available, cough into the crook of your arm.
  • AVOID public transport and direct contact with others if you’re feeling unwell.

Changes to public transport services

Due to the widespread closure of entertainment premises and restrictions on gatherings in public places, there has been a significant drop in public transport patronage.

Due to this, Adelaide Metro will be reducing selected bus services to align with passenger demand and public safety.

The following bus services will be suspended until further notice.

All other Adelaide Metro services will continue to run as usual to ensure essential public transport services continue for the community.

Bus services suspended

J1X Airport Express

From after last service Friday 3 April until further notice, J1X bus services will be suspended:

  • ​J1X services that operate to and from the Adelaide Airport 
    • Note that capacity will still be provided on regular J1​ services

City Connector

  • The free City Connector services that operate around the City of Adelaide and North Adelaide will resume from Sunday 5 July 2020.
  • Tram services will continue to operate free in the city centre to their usual timetable.

After Midnight services


The South Australian Public Transport Authority (SAPTA) will act on advice from authorities to change schedules if required.

SAPTA is in regular contact with national transport bodies to ensure a consistent approach is taken.

Follow @AdelaideMetroSA on Twitter for updates, check the Adelaide Metro website, or contact the Adelaide Metro InfoLine on 1300 311 108.


Further information on COVID-19

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