The Motor Accident Commission is reminding those heading to this Monday’s Adelaide Cup to plan ahead; and if you’re planning to drink, leave the car at home.
In support of safe celebrations, MAC is sponsoring free public transport for South Australian Jockey Club members and pre-purchased ticket holders, on all Adelaide Metro bus, train and tram services, upon presentation of an event ticket.
MAC General Manager, Road Safety and Strategic Communications, Michael Cornish said if you’re heading to the races and plan to enjoy a drink, make sure you also have plans for getting home safely.
“If you’re not going to take advantage of the MAC and Adelaide Metro free public transport, make sure you have a designated driver, catch a taxi, or plan for somebody to pick you up,” he said.
“For those driving in the vicinity on Cup Day, slow down and adhere to reduced event speed limits and watch out for pedestrians who might be impaired by alcohol and not looking out for you.”
In addition to normal bus and train services, trams from both Glenelg and the Entertainment Centre will increase to a 10-minute frequency throughout the day and stop at the Morphettville Racecourse, providing direct access to the Bart Cummings entrance.
For more information about public transport to Morphettville Racecourse call the Adelaide Metro Infoline on 1300 311 108 or visit www.adelaidemetro.com.au
Trams will run at 10-minute intervals:
- From Glenelg between 9am and 7pm
- From the Entertainment Centre between 10am and 8pm
Before and after these time trams will operate at 15-20 minute intervals.
Special taxi ranks will be located at:
- Anzac Highway – Southern side, adjacent to the tram stop
- Western side of Morphett Road, opposite the car park