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A Friday Note - 8 June 2018

CONNECT - Message from the Chief Executive

Dear all,

As South Australians head into the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, the important services we offer to the public will continue to be delivered.

We are grateful for the efforts of staff who will continue to provide top-quality service over the next few days while many friends and neighbours take time off.

To those who are having a long weekend, I wish you a happy and safe time. To those working, thank you.

Ramadan dinner

On Thursday 31 May, Finance and Risk graduates hosted a Ramadan dinner to mark the month of Ramadan.

Each year, during the month of Ramadan, Muslim communities around the world fast from dawn to sunset, with the month serving as a time for reflection, prayer, gratitude and renewal of intention.

Finance and Risk has embraced cultural diversity and welcomed cultural differences by sharing in local and international cuisine as part of the dinner.

Lesson in safety

The importance of safe behaviour at railway stations cannot be overstated, and when one of our train drivers noticed unsafe actions by some students, the matter was taken seriously and reported.

DPTI followed up with the school of those involved, and the students were helped to understand the risks they posed to themselves and others.

As a result, the young people wrote letters to the train driver, apologising for their behaviour.

It’s good to see the school responding so positively to the situation and young people learning valuable lessons that will help keep them safe for years to come.

Adelaide Metro website

The Adelaide Metro website is being reviewed and you can have your say on its future look, content and functionality, via a survey we’ve released to the public.

The site is an important tool for travellers, giving real-time information for every bus, train and tram stop, and plans for public transport journeys across metropolitan Adelaide plus fare information and more.

Click here to have your say

Test trams running

The City Tram Extension Project took a significant step forward during the week, with the first test trams running east along King William Rd towards the new Festival Plaza stop, and east from King William St along North Tce.

The next steps include driver training, with passenger services planned to start during July.

Flashback Friday

Today’s Flashback Friday shows a train running down King William Street in 1911. The view from the roof of the Supreme court includes the train, the Crown & Sceptre Hotel, Melville’s Fish and Oyster Saloon and the newly built King’s Theatre.

Enjoy your weekend,

Julienne TePohe
Acting Chief Executive