Tea Tree Plaza Interchange

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View of Tea Tree Plaza Interchange from Smart Road. The O-Bahn terminates here.
View of the Adelaide O-Bahn's Tea Tree Plaza Interchange from the centre pedestrian crossing, facing towards the Adelaide city centre.

Tea Tree Plaza Interchange (previously known as Modbury Interchange) is an interchange belonging to Adelaide Metro. It is the terminating station of the O-Bahn Busway, and is a central public transport hub for the north eastern suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia. Stage 2 of the O-Bahn Busway (Paradise Interchange to Tea Tree Plaza) was given the go ahead in 1986,[1][2][3] and opened on 20 August 1989.[3]

2013 Redevelopments[edit]

On the 24th of February, state premier Jay Weatherill announced a $17.1 million upgrade of facilities along the O-bahn, which included increased bicycle storage, real-time information screens and additional seating.[4] As part of the upgrade, a $14 million multiple level carpark was built on the north-west corner of the Tea Tree Gully campus of TAFE SA.[5] The carpark provides 700 spaces, 300 more than was previously available. The entrance to the carpark utilises the access road from Smart Road that was previously only used by buses entering the busway. The development is expected to meet consumer demand at the interchange until 2021. The carpark opened on Monday, January 13th, 2014. However some have critcised the move to charge non-metrocard holders $10, whereas those whose who have a metrocard are only charged $2.[6]

Nearby locations[edit]

The Westfield Tea Tree Plaza Shopping Centre and two others are very close by with parking available in those car parks, making it a popular interchange for city-goers and shoppers of the area. There is also the Torrens Valley campus of TTG TAFESA nearby. The interchange is also a popular hangout for students from the nearby Modbury South Primary School, The Heights School and Modbury High School, and the Ardtornish Primary School. The terminal is serviced by Schoolbus M and Schoolbus X in the mornings and Schoolbus E and Schoolbus P in the afternoons.

The interchange is approximately 10 minutes from the Golden Grove Interchange, approximately 20 minutes from the , South Australia Community Centre and approximately 10–15 minutes away from the Currie Street bus stop.

Other stations that service the O-Bahn include Paradise Interchange and Klemzig Station.

Bus routes[edit]

Route Number Destination / Description[7][8]
Zone A
271 to City via North East Road. Service operates 7 days.
503 to Paradise Interchange via Valiant Road. Limited Peak services run Via O-Bahn Busway to City
506 to Paradise Interchange via Para Hills. Limited Peak services run Via O-Bahn Busway to City
507 to Paradise Interchange via St Agnes, Modbury, Holden Hill, Gilles Plains, Hillcrest, Paradise. Limited Peak services run Via O-Bahn Busway to City
Zone B 548 to City via Paradise Interchange, Klemzig Station and O-Bahn Busway
G40 to Flinders University via O-Bahn Busway, City and Goodwood Road
Zone C
C1 to City via Paradise Interchange, Klemzig Station and O-Bahn Busway
C2 to City via Paradise Interchange, Klemzig Station and O-Bahn Busway
N1 to City via Paradise Interchange, Klemzig Station and O-Bahn Busway (After midnight on Sunday mornings only) M44 to Marion Interchange via O-Bahn Busway, City, Anzac Highway and Marion Road
M44X to Marion Interchange via O-Bahn Busway, City, Anzac Highway and Marion Road (Express Service to City)
M44C to City via Paradise Interchange, Klemzig Station and O-Bahn Busway
Zone D - 7:00am to 9:30am Mon-Fri only
541X to City via O-Bahn Busway (Express Service)
542X to City via O-Bahn Busway (Express Service)
543X to City via O-Bahn Busway (Express Service)
545X to City via O-Bahn Busway (Express Service)
546X to City via O-Bahn Busway (Express Service)
Zone E
C1 to Elizabeth Station via Golden Grove Road, Golden Grove Village, Main North Road and Elizabeth Shopping Centre
C1G to Golden Grove Village via Golden Grove Road
C1X to Golden Grove Village via Golden Grove Road and The Golden Way
C2 to Greenwith via Golden Grove Road, Golden Grove Village and The Golden Way
C2X to Greenwith via Golden Grove Road, Golden Grove Village and The Golden Way
N1 to Golden Grove Village via Golden Grove Road (After midnight on Sunday mornings only)
M44 to Golden Grove Village via Ladywood Road and Richardson Drive
M44G to Golden Grove Village via Ladywood Road Richardson Drive and The Grove Way
Zone F
G40 to Golden Grove Village via Golden Grove Road and Bicentennial Drive
513 to Elms Retirement Village via Wright Road
540 to Golden Grove Village via Golden Grove Road and Bicentennial Drive
541 to Fairview Park via Smart Road and Hancock Road
N541 to Fairview Park via Smart Road and Hancock Road (After midnight on Sunday mornings only)
542 to Fairview Park via North East Road, Elizabeth Street and Yatala Vale Road
543 to Surrey Downs via Arthur Street, Riverside Drive and Illyarrie Avenue
545 to Golden Grove Village via McIntyre Road and The Golden Way
548 to Greenwith via Golden Grove Road and Target Hill Road
Zone G
203 to City via Milne Road, Ingle Farm, Bridge Road and Hampstead Road
209F to City via Milne Road, Ingle Farm, Hampstead Road and Main North Road
556 to City via Tolley Road, Valley Road, Lower North East Road Paradise Interchange and O-Bahn Busway
557 to City via North East Road, Perseverance Road, Lower North East Road Paradise Interchange and O-Bahn Busway
559 to Paradise Interchange via Smart Road, Hancock Road, Lower North Eat Road, Valley Road, Awoonga Road, Lyons Road and Brookvale Road
Zone H
361 to Port Adelaide, South Australia via Helen Terrace and Grand Junction Road
560 to Elizabeth Interchange via Montague Road, Ingle Farm, Bridge Road, Smith Road Salisbury Interchange, John Rice Avenue and Philip Highway
800 to Mount Pleasant via Houghton, Inglewood, Chain of Ponds, Gumeracha and Birdwood (Route operated by LinkSA)[9]
801 to Mount Torrens via Houghton, Paracombe, Cudlee Creek, Lobethal and Charleston (Route operated by LinkSA) [10]
« Service »
Paradise Interchange   O-Bahn Busway   End of busway

References[edit]

  1. ^ Busway Information, Paper One: Background History of the Northeast Corridor Transportation Proposals, South Australian Department of Transport (1983)
  2. ^ O-Bahn Busway Information (Brochure), South Australian Department of Transport (1987)
  3. ^ a b Northeast Busway (Brochure), State (South Australia) Transport Authority (1990)
  4. ^ "News Release - Safe and Secure Parking for O-Bahn commuters at Tea Tree Plaza". Department of the Premier and Cabinet, South Australia. 
  5. ^ "Site plan for proposed public commuter carpark at Tea Tree Plaza Interchange". Department of Transport, Energy and Infrastructure, South Australia. 
  6. ^ Abbracciavento, Daniela. "End of Modbury Interchange parking pain with the opening of a multi-storey carpark off Smart Road". Adelaide Now. 
  7. ^ "Adelaide Metro timetables". 
  8. ^ "Tea Tree Plaza Interchange Map". Adelaide Metro. 
  9. ^ "Tee Tree Plaza to Mount Pleasant Timetable". LinkSA. 
  10. ^ "Tea Tree Plaza to Mount Torrens Timetable". LinkSA. 

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 34°49′55″S 138°41′40″E / 34.832°S 138.6945°E / -34.832; 138.6945