Free public transport for the Big Bash League

When: From Monday 28 December 2020 to Tuesday 12 January 2021

The Adelaide Strikers will take on the Perth Scorchers, Melbourne Renegades, and Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League held at Adelaide Oval in December 2020 and January 2021.

Leave the car at home and catch a FREE train, tram or bus with your valid BBL ticket.

For details about travelling to and from the match with Adelaide Metro, click the dates below:

 

Friday 8 January 2021 - Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Renegades

Bus Services

Patrons can access free travel FROM 3.00pm on regular Adelaide Metro bus services with a valid event ticket.

You can also catch AOX services for FREE with your valid event ticket.

AOX bus services will not be operating before the match, instead Cricket patrons can access regular Adelaide Metro bus services to the match. AOX Services will operate up to 45 minutes after the match.

Regional buses will drop off and pick up on Pennington Terrace.

Bus stop closures

Stop 2 Montefiore Road will be relocated to just south of War Memorial Drive on the Morphett Street bridge from 3.00pm.

Between 8.00pm and 9.30pm

  • Stop A2 and A3 King William Road
  • Stop 1 King William Road (east and west side)
  • Stop 1 Sir Edwin Smith Avenue (north side)
  • Z1 and Z2 King William Street buses will drop off at Stop Y2 King William Street

Due to building works, the change to the footpath location and traffic lanes on King William Rd the follow bus stop locations will be used until further notice

  • AO19 moved to AO21/AO22 bus stop location
  • AO21/22 moved to AO23 bus stop location
  • AO23 to AO31 combined at AO31 bus stop location

Train services

Additional train services will operate after the match.

Patrons can access free travel FROM 3.00 pm on regular Adelaide Metro train services with a valid event ticket.

Please note:

Tram services

Additional tram services will operate after the match.

Patrons can access free travel FROM 3.00 pm on regular Adelaide Metro tram services with a valid event ticket.

Tram travel tips

The closest tram stops to Adelaide Oval are:

  • Festival Plaza Tram Stop on King Williams Road (which only operates post-match on Thursday and Friday of the Test and on weekends and for Adelaide Oval special events).
  • Adelaide Railway Station Tram Stop on North Terrace. 
  • The Tram Network Map (PDF 91KB) shows where the above tram stops are located.

Check the destination sign! Electronic destination signs are located on the front and side of all trams. Always check these signs to ensure you’re boarding the correct service to get to where you need to go.

Heading to the event:

  • From the East End of the city (Botanic Gardens): Catch Botanic line trams and disembark at the Adelaide Railway Station Tram Stop.
  • From the Southern side of the city (Glenelg): Catch Festival Plaza line trams and disembark at the Festival Plaza Tram Stop, or catch Glenelg line trams and disembark at the Adelaide Railway Station tram stop.
  • From the Western side of the city (Entertainment Centre): Catch Glenelg line trams or Botanic line trams and disembark at the Adelaide Railway Station Tram Stop.

Leaving the event:

  • To the East End of the city (Botanic Gardens): Catch Botanic line trams from the Adelaide Railway Station Tram Stop and disembark at your preferred stop.
  • To the Southern side of the city (Glenelg): Catch Glenelg line trams from the Festival Plaza Tram Stop and disembark at your preferred stop.
  • To the Western side of the city (Entertainment Centre): Catch Glenelg line trams or Botanic line trams from the Adelaide Railway Station Tram Stop and disembark at your preferred stop.

Road closures

Between 2.00pm and 9.30pm

  • War Memorial Drive, between King William Road and the pedestrian footbridge

Between 8.00pm and 9.30pm (buses excepted)

  • King William Road, between North Terrace and War Memorial Drive
  • Victoria Drive, between King William Road and Kintore Avenue
  • Sir Edwin Smith Avenue, between Pennington Terrace and King William Road (taxis permitted to travel west bound to access Adelaide Oval)
  • Pennington Terrace, between King William Road and Montefiore Road (taxis excepted)

Between 8.15pm and 9.30pm (buses and trams excepted)

  • North Terrace between King William Street and Victoria Street

Taxi ranks

Temporary taxi ranks will be installed at the following locations:

  • King William Road - west side, south Pennington Terrace
  • Pennington Terrace - southern side, east of main car park entry and opposite on the northern side
  • Montefiore Road - east side, north of War Memorial Drive
  • War Memorial Drive - east of Montefiore Road (Disabled only)

The Casino taxi rank will be closed

Passenger drop off

  • Pennington Terrace - southern side
 

Monday 11 January 2021 - Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Stars

Bus Services

Patrons can access free travel FROM 3.30pm on regular Adelaide Metro bus services with a valid event ticket.

You can also catch AOX services for FREE with your valid event ticket.

AOX bus services will operate before the match and up to 45 minutes after the match.

Regional buses will drop off and pick up on Pennington Terrace.

Bus stop closures

Stop 2 Montefiore Road will be relocated to just south of War Memorial Drive on the Morphett Street bridge FROM 3.00pm.

Between 9.00pm and 10.30pm

  • Stop A2 and A3 King William Road
  • Stop 1 King William Road (east and west side)
  • Stop 1 Sir Edwin Smith Avenue (north side)
  • Z1 and Z2 King William Street buses will drop off at Stop Y2 King William Street

Due to building works, the change to the footpath location and traffic lanes on King William Rd the follow bus stop locations will be used until further notice

  • AO19 moved to AO21/AO22 bus stop location
  • AO21/22 moved to AO23 bus stop location
  • AO23 to AO31 combined at AO31 bus stop location

Train services

Additional train services will operate after the match.

Patrons can access free travel FROM 3.30 pm on regular Adelaide Metro train services with a valid event ticket.

Please note:

Tram services

Additional tram services will operate after the match.

Patrons can access free travel FROM 3.30 pm on regular Adelaide Metro tram services with a valid event ticket.

Tram travel tips

The closest tram stops to Adelaide Oval are:

  • Festival Plaza Tram Stop on King Williams Road (which only operates post-match on Thursday and Friday of the Test and on weekends and for Adelaide Oval special events).
  • Adelaide Railway Station Tram Stop on North Terrace. 
  • The Tram Network Map (PDF 91KB) shows where the above tram stops are located.

Check the destination sign! Electronic destination signs are located on the front and side of all trams. Always check these signs to ensure you’re boarding the correct service to get to where you need to go.

Heading to the event:

  • From the East End of the city (Botanic Gardens): Catch Botanic line trams and disembark at the Adelaide Railway Station Tram Stop.
  • From the Southern side of the city (Glenelg): Catch Festival Plaza line trams and disembark at the Festival Plaza Tram Stop, or catch Glenelg line trams and disembark at the Adelaide Railway Station tram stop.
  • From the Western side of the city (Entertainment Centre): Catch Glenelg line trams or Botanic line trams and disembark at the Adelaide Railway Station Tram Stop.

Leaving the event:

  • To the East End of the city (Botanic Gardens): Catch Botanic line trams from the Adelaide Railway Station Tram Stop and disembark at your preferred stop.
  • To the Southern side of the city (Glenelg): Catch Glenelg line trams from the Festival Plaza Tram Stop and disembark at your preferred stop.
  • To the Western side of the city (Entertainment Centre): Catch Glenelg line trams or Botanic line trams from the Adelaide Railway Station Tram Stop and disembark at your preferred stop.

Road closures

Between 3.00pm and 10.30pm

  • War Memorial Drive, between King William Road and the pedestrian footbridge

Between 9.00pm and 10.30pm (buses excepted)

  • King William Road, between North Terrace and War Memorial Drive
  • Victoria Drive, between King William Road and Kintore Avenue
  • Sir Edwin Smith Avenue, between Pennington Terrace and King William Road (taxis permitted to travel west bound to access Adelaide Oval)
  • Pennington Terrace, between King William Road and Montefiore Road (taxis excepted)

Between 9.15pm and 10.30pm (buses and trams excepted)

  • North Terrace between King William Street and Victoria Street

Taxi ranks

Temporary taxi ranks will be installed at the following locations:

  • King William Road - west side, south Pennington Terrace
  • Pennington Terrace - southern side, east of main car park entry and opposite on the northern side
  • Montefiore Road - east side, north of War Memorial Drive
  • War Memorial Drive - east of Montefiore Road (Disabled only)
  • The Casino taxi rank closed 8.15pm to 9.30pm

Passenger drop off

  • Pennington Terrace - southern side
 

Adelaide Oval Express (AOX) Maps

AOX bus, train and tram services operate from all parts of metropolitan Adelaide.

Please note:

  • Due to Festival Plaza construction works the following AOX Interchange stops have been temporarily relocated further south:
    • AO19 moved to AO21/AO22 bus stop location.
    • AO21/AO22 moved to AO23 bus stop location.
    • AO23 moved to AO31 bus stop location and combined with AO31.

AOX bus services will pick up at the AOX Interchange (PDF 138KB) on King William Road, with some services using Victoria Drive and Sir Edwin Smith Avenue.

Regional buses will drop off and pick up on Pennington Terrace.

 

Protecting public transport customers

Due to COVID-19, patronage levels will be assessed as the test series progresses, with additional standby services dispatched to cater for increased loadings.

Due to COVID-19, every effort will be made to provide additional capacity on bus, train and tram services and we ask customers to be patient and maintain physical distancing as much as possible.

Customers will also need to exercise judgement as to how they travel and act in accordance with health advice; practice hygiene measures, cough into tissues or the crook of your arm and use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser and wash your hands.

If you are feeling unwell, please avoid travelling on public transport at all times.

For more information visit Adelaide Metro's COVID-19 public transport information


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