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The State Government’s proposal to provide quicker, more reliable access for O-Bahn buses into the city could also dramatically transform the city’s East End.
The Premier Jay Weatherill and the Transport and Infrastructure Minister Stephen Mullighan have unveiled a revised proposal for a $160 million guided bus tunnel from Hackney Road to the CBD.
The proposal includes a 500-metre bus tunnel from Hackney Road to a realigned Rundle Road to provide quicker more reliable access for Adelaide’s most heavily patronised public transport service.
The improved plan will have numerous benefits including:
better travel times for O-Bahn bus passengers
on average, daily commute times reduced by 7 minutes
increased capacity and reduced congestion on Adelaide’s Inner City Ring Route
returning more than 3000m2 to the Parklands
significant improvements to the East End precinct
enhanced event space in the East Parklands and opportunities to further improve the Parklands experience for all
support about 450 jobs during construction
provide for future EastLINK tram corridor
The project represents another important investment in the state’s public transport network.
The department will be undertaking an extensive stakeholder and community consultation process, including information sessions in the Parklands, Rundle Mall and at the Tea Tree Gully Library. South Australians will have the opportunity to put forward their views on the revised proposal and make sure we are delivering the best possible outcome for our great city.
Members of the public can also provide feedback on the proposal here, by emailing the project team at DPTI.Obahn@sa.gov.au or by phoning the enquiry line on 1300 443 198.
Initial feedback closing date: 3 April 2015
O-Bahn city access project is currently at this stage
The consultation period closed on 10 April 2015 and is currently pending outcome.