West End Will Join Old RAH Site By Tram Extension Along North Terrace

West End Will Join Old RAH Site By Tram Extension Along North Terrace

South Australia Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Stephen Mullighan

New Public Transport Arrangements To Service The New Royal Adelaide Hospital

Victor P Taffa

A new free bus shuttle service on North Terrace will connect the old and new Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) sites from next month.

“Opening of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital next month will be an historic event for South Australia years in the making.” Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Stephen Mullighan said.

“There’s been extensive planning around the huge logistical effort to move patients, workers and equipment from the old hospital to the new and planning transport links has also been an important consideration.”

Temporary service is one of a number of alterations being made to public transport services in the lead up to the opening of the new hospital in the city’s West End on September 5.

“New Royal Adelaide Hospital is already easily accessible by tram with a stop directly in front of what is the most state-of-the-art hospital in Australia and it’s also close to the Adelaide Railway Station.”

“Soon the West End precinct will be connected to the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site with the extension of the tram line down North Terrace to the East End.” Mr. Mullighan said.

City Connector shuttle service will run in an anti-clockwise direction from the old Royal Adelaide Hospital along North Terrace to the new Royal Adelaide Hospital and returning to the East End via Currie and Grenfell streets.

New 97A shuttle will operate every 30 minutes between 7.15 am and 7.15 pm on weekdays and 8.15 am to 6.15 pm on weekends until early 2018 when the AdeLINK City Tram Extension is due to be completed.

Changes also include new bus stops and some existing services will also be re-routed when the new hospital opens. The changes involve:

  • New Y1 bus stop to be installed opposite the hospital on North Terrace east of Newmarket Street.
  • Re-routing the primary Hills bus route 864 to operate in a one directional loop from Currie Street to the new hospital via Morphett Street and North Terrace. Outbound trips will commence from the new hospital on North Terrace at bus stop Y1 and then proceed to Currie Street.
  • C1 (Elizabeth Interchange to City) and C2 (Greenwith to City) services will be re-routed to service the hospital from 3 September. These services will travel via their normal route along Grenfell/Currie streets and then via Morphett Street and North Terrace, stopping opposite the hospital at bus stop Y1. Outbound services will commence from Y1 and travel via West Terrace, Currie Street and then via normal route.
  • New X1 bus stop will be installed on Currie Street (adjacent Clarendon and Elizabeth streets) with all inbound O-Bahn services (except C1/C2) to terminate at this stop.

SA Minister for Transport Stephen Mullighan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Background

New RAH is located within the Free City Tram Zone that runs between the South Terrace tram stop and the Entertainment Centre.

Travel within this zone is free and all Adelaide Trams are wheelchair, scooter and assistance dog friendly.

There are several short-term patient pick-up and drop-off zones for vehicles and taxis. These are located on level 2, including outside the Emergency Department, and the main hospital entrance on Level 3.

New hospital will also have a 24/7 carpark with spaces for 600 visitor cars and there are 50 accessible spaces for people with a disability parking permit.

There are also a number of private car parking facilities available near the hospital.