When catching a bus In from the Airport, traveling along Currie Street, you have to look at a moving spot on your phone map to look for the closest bust stop to Leigh Street, so you can walk up Leigh Street and Bank Street to get to Adelaide Railway Station.
Or, you could just ask the driver and they will point it out to you...
I STRONGLY suspect that very few people traveling from the airport by bus are looking for Adelaide Station anyway, I spend a lot of time in and around Leigh and Bank Streets and I am not convinced I have ever seen a person with a suitcase walking down those streets.
It would be good If the closest stop to Adelaide Railway Station was made very obeluses or the buses ran via North Terrace.
North Terrace is bad enough with traffic and access, we don't need the airport buses going there too. The stop must be easy enough to find, it's not as though there is ever a bunch of people looking for it.
There Is not even a covenant King William Street tram stop close to Currie Street / Glenfell Street
It's at Pirie Street, if you want it, Rundle Mall if you want to walk a little further, they're maybe a quarter mile apart, Pirie Street is slightly closer, certainly closer to the Grenfell Street bus stop than the airport is to it's bus stop, and closer than ARS.
Would a relocated tram stop work If It was located adjacent to Newman Street / Ethel Street to serve Forestville Reserve, Unley Swimming Centre and Goodwood Railway Station ?
I think you would find that most of the people using the tram do so because it serves their house; not because they're using the pool, the reserve or wanting to access the train station. The local member campaigned against changes to the train/tram arrangements at Goodwood, and won, with increased margin no less, because they (not being from a different state) understood what the locals use the service for.
Is there any historical reason why Goodwood Railway Station never had a tram stop ? (the tramway was once a heavy stream railway)
Presumably, rather like today, no one that used either service ever had a need for it. SA governments, of both sides, sensibly, it seems, know better than to go inventing problems to solve.
Why don't Seaford trains stop at Goodwood ?
I think most do. For those that don't, we have Woodlands.
If all of this is still about getting to/from the airport, from the Belair/Seaford/Flinders train get an Uber. My last Uber to the Airport from Unley Park (approximately Goodwood) was $20.59 for a 7am flight on Tuesday, no looking up timetables, no looking up connections. $20.59 is probably $17 more than train/tram but it's nearly $200 less than my plane ticket, but probably about the surcharge payable to leave Sydney or Melbourne airport by PT anyway so who cares?
If you cannot afford to get to/from the airport in Adelaide, quite simply, you cannot afford the airline ticket so it's all a bit irrelevant, and if you're here from the east, don't complain, compared to your airport access it's effectively a free service in Adelaide.