Tea Tree Plaza Interchange

Tea Tree Plaza Interchange (previously known as Modbury Interchange) is a bus interchange operated by Adelaide Metro in Modbury, South Australia as part of the O-Bahn Busway. It is a central public transport hub for the north eastern suburbs of Adelaide.

Tea Tree Plaza Interchange
Adelaide O-Bahn, Modbury Interchange (overpass-northeast).jpg
View of Tea Tree Plaza Interchange from Smart Road
LocationSmart Road, Modbury, South Australia
CoordinatesCoordinates: 34°49′55″S 138°41′40″E / 34.832°S 138.6945°E / -34.832; 138.6945
Owned byAdelaide Metro
Operated byAdelaide Metro
Bus routes35
Bus stands8
Bus operatorsLight-City Buses
Link SA
Construction
Parking700 bays
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code11347 (Zone A)
11351 (Zone B)
11370 (Zone C)
11381 (Zone D)
11378 (Zone E)
11367 (Zone F)
11352 (Zone G)
11349 (Zone H)
History
Opened20 August 1989

HistoryEdit

Tea Tree Plaza Interchange was built as the terminating station of Stage 2 of the O-Bahn Busway from Paradise Interchange.[1][2] It was opened on 20 August 1989 by Premier John Bannon.[3][4][5] Originally named Modbury Interchange, it was renamed Tea Tree Plaza Interchange on 12 September 1997.

2013 RedevelopmentsEdit

On 24 February 2013, Premier Jay Weatherill announced a $17 million upgrade of facilities along the O-Bahn Busway, which included increased bicycle storage, real-time information screens and additional seating.[6] 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.[7] 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 13 January 2014. However some have criticised the move to charge non-Metrocard holders $10, whereas those whose who have a metrocard are only charged $2.[8][9][10]

Nearby locationsEdit

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 Tea Tree Gully TAFESA campus 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 Greenwith 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 Interchange.

Bus routesEdit

Route Number Destination / Description[11][12]
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
G40 to Flinders University via O-Bahn Busway, City & Goodwood Road
548 to City via Paradise Interchange, Klemzig Interchange & O-Bahn Busway
Zone C
C1 to City via Paradise Interchange, Klemzig Interchange & O-Bahn Busway
C2 to City via Paradise Interchange, Klemzig Interchange & O-Bahn Busway
M44 to Marion Interchange via O-Bahn Busway, City, Anzac Highway & Marion Road
N1 to City via Paradise Interchange, Klemzig Interchange & O-Bahn Busway (After midnight on Sunday mornings only)
541 to City via Paradise Interchange, Klemzig Interchange & O-Bahn Busway (Weekday trips only)
544 to City via Paradise Interchange, Klemzig Interchange & O-Bahn Busway
Zone D - 07:00 to 09:30 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 & Elizabeth Shopping Centre
C1G to Golden Grove Village via Golden Grove Road
C1X to Golden Grove Village via Golden Grove Road & The Golden Way
C2 to Greenwith via Golden Grove Road, Golden Grove Village & The Golden Way
C2X to Greenwith via Golden Grove Road, Golden Grove Village & The Golden Way
M44 to Golden Grove Village via Ladywood Road & Richardson Drive
N1 to Golden Grove Village via Golden Grove Road (After midnight on Sunday mornings only)
544 to Golden Grove Village via Ladywood Road & Richardson Drive
Zone F
G40 to Golden Grove Village via Golden Grove Road & Bicentennial Drive
541 to Fairview Park via Smart Road & Hancock Road
541G to Golden Grove Village via Smart Road & Hancock Road
541X to Golden Grove Village via Smart Road & Hancock Road (Express service)
N541 to Fairview Park via Smart Road & Hancock Road (After midnight on Sunday mornings only)
542 to Fairview Park via North East Road, Elizabeth Street & Yatala Vale Road
543 to Surrey Downs via Arthur Street, Riverside Drive & Illyarrie Avenue
545 to Golden Grove Village via McIntyre Road & The Golden Way
548 to Greenwith via Golden Grove Road & Target Hill Road
Zone G
203 to City via Milne Road, Ingle Farm, Bridge Road & Hampstead Road
209F to City via Milne Road, Ingle Farm, Hampstead Road & Main North Road
556 to City via Tolley Road, Valley Road, Lower North East Road, Paradise Interchange & O-Bahn Busway
557 to City via North East Road, Perseverance Road, Lower North East Road, Paradise Interchange & O-Bahn Busway
559 to Paradise Interchange via Smart Road, Hancock Road, Lower North East Road, Valley Road, Awoonga Road, Lyons Road & Brookvale Road
Zone H
361 to Port Adelaide via Helen Terrace & Grand Junction Road
560 to Elizabeth Interchange via Montague Road, Ingle Farm, Bridge Road, Smith Road, Salisbury Interchange, John Rice Avenue & Philip Highway
800 to Mount Pleasant via Houghton, Inglewood, Chain of Ponds, Gumeracha & Birdwood (Operated by Link SA)[13]
801 to Mount Torrens via Houghton, Paracombe, Cudlee Creek, Lobethal & Charleston (Operated by Link SA)[13]
Service
Paradise Interchange   O-Bahn Busway   End of busway

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "Thousands at opening of $104m busway" Adelaide Advertiser 21 August 1989 page 2
  4. ^ Northeast Busway (Brochure), State Transport Authority 1990
  5. ^ O-Bahn City Access Project Background Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure February 2015
  6. ^ "News Release - Safe and Secure Parking for O-Bahn commuters at Tea Tree Plaza" (PDF). Department of the Premier and Cabinet, South Australia.
  7. ^ "Site plan for proposed public commuter carpark at Tea Tree Plaza Interchange" (PDF). Department of Transport, Energy and Infrastructure, South Australia.
  8. ^ Abbracciavento, Daniela. "End of Modbury Interchange parking pain with the opening of a multi-storey carpark off Smart Road". Adelaide Now.
  9. ^ Park & Ride Ready Australasian Bus & Coach 13 January 2014
  10. ^ Tea Tree Plaza Interchange Park & Ride Adelaide Metro
  11. ^ "Adelaide Metro timetables".
  12. ^ Teat Tree Plaza Interchange Adelaide Metro
  13. ^ a b Routes 800-803 timetable Link SA March 2017