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Footy Express to run out the rest of the home and away season

Tuesday, 1 September 2020

The Footy Express will continue to operate for the remainder of Adelaide and Port Adelaide’s AFL home and away season matches at Adelaide Oval.

Footy fans can access free travel to and from Adelaide Oval for the following matches:

  • Tuesday, 1 September – Hawthorn v Adelaide
  • Tuesday, 8 September – Adelaide v Greater Western Sydney
  • Saturday, 12 September – Port Adelaide v Essendon

Due to the late-afternoon, weekday timeslots for both Tuesday matches which coincide with the PM peak, Footy Express services will only operate post-match, with regular Adelaide Metro services to operate before the first bounce. Normal Footy Express services will operate both before and after the Port Adelaide/Essendon clash on Saturday, 12 September.

The Footy Express services are being operated at the same capacity as they would for a full crowd to assist with social distancing, with crowds currently restricted to a maximum of 10,000 for each match due to COVID-19.

Additional customer service staff will also be at the gates and turnstiles to remind people of the need to socially distance.

Passengers are encouraged to use their best judgement and to wait for the following service if they do not feel as though there is adequate space or if instructed to do so. On average, bus and tram passengers will only have to wait between five to 10 minutes for the next service, while train passengers should only wait around 15 minutes.

For more information regarding Footy Express services and your service’s timetable, please visit Adelaide Metro.

Adelaide Metro will advise of any changes to Footy Express services resulting from any change to COVID-19 restrictions in South Australia.

In accordance with the Federal government’s advice and as noted with the State’s public activities declaration, public transport is excluded from density requirements. Customers are required to practice social distancing as far as practical and Adelaide Metro introduced measures to keep commuters safe on public transport, including:

  • More frequent cleaning of buses, trams and trains
  • Discontinued cash handling by transitioning to a “MetroCard Only” system
  • Accelerated the installation of Perspex screens for bus drivers and restricted access to open areas immediately around drivers
  • Installation of signage on the fleet of trains, trams and buses that sends clear messages not to board if unwell and to encourage physical distancing as far as practicable at stops and stations, and on board services
  • Signage at key stations and interchanges, and inside vehicles with information published by health authorities about good personal hygiene habits

We will continue to be guided by expert health advice in terms of necessary precautions to safeguard against the spread of COVID-19 and we thank patrons for their cooperation and patience.

Please note the previously-announced temporary partial closures of the Gawler rail line between Adelaide and Salisbury planned for Tuesday, 1 September (night), Tuesday, 8 September (night) and Saturday, 12 September (all day) have all been cancelled to allow the Footy Express to operate.

For more information about the Gawler rail line closures, please visit: