Transitplus

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Transitplus was a privately owned public transport company which operated bus services from the South Australian capital Adelaide, to the Adelaide Hills, mainly Mount Barker area. It is part of the Adelaide Metro network. It was a joint venture between TransAdelaide, which also operates the train system in Adelaide and Australian Transit Enterprises. Transitplus was based in Aldgate in the Adelaide Hills and had two depots located in Aldgate and Mount Barker.

Australian Transit Enterprises trading as Southlink took over Transitplus' services in 2010.[1]

Service Areas[edit]

Transitplus serviced the following towns in the Adelaide Hills and suburbs of Adelaide up until 2010:

Aldgate, Balhannah, Blakiston, Bridgewater, Bugle Ranges, Carey Gulley, Cleland, Charleston, Crafers, Eagle on the Hill, Eastwood, Echunga, Flaxley, Frewville, Gemmels, Glen Osmond, Glenalta, Glenside, Green Hill Ranges, Green Hill, Hahndorf, Hawthorndene, Heathfield, Leawood Gardens, Littlehampton, Lobethal, Macclesfield, Meadows, Mount Barker, Mount George, Mount Osmond, Murray Bridge, Mylor, Myrtle Bank, Nairne, Oakbank, Parkside, Piccadilly, Stirling, Strathalbyn, Summertown, Upper Sturt, Uraildla, Urrbrae, Verdun, Woodside.

Routes[edit]

Transitplus operated bus routes in the Adelaide Hills were:

  • 820 : Carey Gully to Burnside Village and Adelaide (Currie Street Bus Terminal)
  • 821 : Aldgate to Burnside Village and Adelaide (Currie Street Bus Terminal)
  • 823 : Crafers to Cleland Wildlife Park via Mount Lofty
  • 830 : Lobethal to Adelaide (Currie Street Bus Terminal)
  • 834 : Lobethal to Verdun Junction
  • 835 : Lobethal to Mount Barker
  • 837 : Nairne to Mount Barker
  • 838 : Mount Barker City Loop (East)
  • 839 : Mount Barker City Loop (West)
  • 840 : Mount Barker to Adelaide (Currie Street Bus Terminal)
  • 841 : Nairne to Adelaide (Currie Street Bus Terminal) via Littlehampton
  • 842 : Nairne to Adelaide (Currie Street Bus Terminal) via Mount Barker
  • 850 : Aldgate to Macclesfield
  • 852 : Mount Barker to Strathalbyn
  • 853 : Mount Barker to Langhorne Creek
  • 861 : Glen Osmond to Adelaide (Currie Street Bus Terminal)
  • 863 : Aldgate to Adelaide (Currie Street Bus Terminal)
  • 864 : Mount Barker to Adelaide (Currie Street Bus Terminal)
  • 865 : Aldgate to Adelaide (Currie Street Bus Terminal) via Pomona Road
  • 866 : Aldgate to Crafers
  • 868 : Aldgate to Stirling
  • 892 : Urrbrae to Aldgate via Belair
  • 893 : Aldgate to Blackwood Station
  • 894 : Aldgate to Blackwood Station

All the services operated by Transitplus to Adelaide City, terminated at Currie Street bus terminal.

Fleet[edit]

Amongst the bus companies in Adelaide, Transitplus operated newer and well maintained buses. Its fleet included:

  • Scania L94UA 6x6 16.5m
  • Scania L94UA 6x4 14.5m
  • Scania L94UA 4x2 12.5m
  • MAN SG280 16.5m
  • Volvo B10M 12.5m
  • Volvo B10M 16.5m
  • Mitsubishi Rosa

All of its buses were fully Air-conditioned.

Depots[edit]

Transitplus operated out of its main depot in Aldgate, South Australia and sub depot/Park and Ride in Mount Barker, South Australia.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ SouthLink website, Retrieved 22 July 2015

External links[edit]

Adelaide Metro