Big mistake dropping 144/140/144G routes-meaning no City buses along Portrush Road between Glen Osmond Road and Greenhill Road. With a large Girls college, a large Primary school and a private hospital along this road-this is crazy. There has been a bus to the city along part or all of this road since trams ceased in 1952.PeFe wrote: ↑Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:38 pmI just sent DPTI some feedback on the proposed changes to the Adelaide bus network.
First the positive stuff......loved the route numbering simplification.
Now what I perceive as poorly thought ideas....
I said that replacing 5 eastern suburb routes (140, 142, 143, 147 etc) with 2 new routes (10 and 20) was a fail in terms of coverage. They really need to go back to the drawing board on that one......the area needs 3 separate routes at least.
I also suggested a major change to the cross town 300/301 route. I proposed that the route stay the same from Marion all the way round back to the western suburbs but that it ends at Adelaide Airport. Shorter, easier to keep to timetable and "destinations" at either end.....not just a cross suburban bus going from "somewhere" to "somewhere".
And route 320 now becomes a fulltime connector travelling from Adelaide Airport to West beach and Glenelg, then Warradale Road to Marion.
No need for pm peak services from the city, the 320 is timetabled to meet the 1 bus at the airport allowing through journeys at a speedy pace.
And now Marion is connected to the airport....
Lots of school children also used this service to get to schools and colleges along or near the route into the City.