Well, I decided to give it a go. On a weekend, during what I thought would be the worst time of the week to try and get anywhere on Mass Transit in Adelaide. I know that my posts seem to focus a lot on transport, but it seems to be a big area in my life that I could improve on, yet also in a relatively easy way – simply entails a change in attitude.
So; I caught the bus from the front of my house, which miraculously arrived at the stop five minutes after I sat down. This never happens; I took this as a good sign! I then arrived fifteen minutes later at the Mawson Lakes Transit Interchange.
I never noticed that there are actually electronic signs that state how long until the next train arrives; and coincidentally, it’s only a three minute wait – this is also not the norm; on weekends, the frequency is only ever half an hour at best, so I’d usually have to be waiting for a lot longer! Weather proof lounges are available however, as well as a kiosk.
The half hour trip into the city goes quite quickly; just a bit of reading, listening to music and admiring the sights on the way in.
I transfer to a tram as soon as I leave the Adelaide Railway Station:
I then travel to the northern end of the line, where I hop off at the Entertainment Centre; I needed to pick up some festival tickets from their box office. There is a $2 all day park and ride at the tram stop here, so people can drive to the edge of the city, park their car and then transfer to a tram. I personally think this is such a waste of time and effort – it is not encouraging people to get out of their cars to begin with!
I took the same trip home; overall, my day out lasted for about three hours – 67.5 km of distance traveled in total – and I saw and exercised a lot more than what I ever would have if I was to have driven.