Last one from me on ticketing (No more boring subjects like this)-anyone can confirm if you can buy daytrips

 
  Station_Mutt Locomotive Fireman

Location: Near the Cafeteria of the Adelaide Parklands Terminal!
from the AdMetCSC (Cust Service Centre) on that corner of Currie & King Williams St in the city?

Anyone ever asked in there, I should make an effort to get into the city and ask them, but I am that lazy (sorry guys and gals).

I know you or I in the case, can still buy Daytrips from bus drivers and tram conductors, but what about the AdMetCSC...

Thanks.

As Aaron mentioned, no more orange or black tix out there and no more Daytrips sold at newsagencies either.

Thanks.

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  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
from the AdMetCSC (Cust Service Centre) on that corner of Currie & King Williams St in the city?

Anyone ever asked in there, I should make an effort to get into the city and ask them, but I am that lazy (sorry guys and gals).

I know you or I in the case, can still buy Daytrips from bus drivers and tram conductors, but what about the AdMetCSC...

Thanks.

As Aaron mentioned, no more orange or black tix out there and no more Daytrips sold at newsagencies either.

Thanks.
"Station_Mutt"
Daytrips still available on board PT, I would be extremely surprised if they were not available from CSC too.
  Halo Chief Train Controller

Tried buying one from a newsagent, not available.
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

from the AdMetCSC (Cust Service Centre) on that corner of Currie & King Williams St in the city?
Station_Mutt
Yes at the Info Centre, and also from Adelaide railway station via one of five vending machines on the concourse to the left of the ticket barriers or from the Info Centre at the station. There is a vending machine on the Victoria Square tram stop platform you can use as well.

In the Info Centre at the station the staff will ask if you want it validated straight away, but you can answer no since you won't get into the platform without validating it anyway.

... can still buy Daytrips from bus drivers and tram conductors...
Station_Mutt
True from bus drivers, but now that all trams have automatic vending machines like the trains I don't know if the tram conductors sell tickets these days or just point people to the machine. If that's the case but you find the vending machines hard to use for whatever reason, the conductor or another passenger could assist you.

... and no more Daytrips sold at newsagencies either.
Station_Mutt

Tried buying one from a newsagent, not available.
Halo
Third-party ticket sales continued for those vendors which wanted to (i.e. not many) up to 30 June this year, after that third-party vendors just do Metrocard. Makes sense, the paper single/day tickets are incredibly fragile and should only be sold on board for immediate use instead of being carted around in a wallet for weeks and ruined before they get used.

Just out of curiosity, why are you [the mutt] so interested in Daytrip tickets anyway? For an adult or concession fare you would have to spend six hours on public transport in a day - and all of them peak priced trips at that - for it to be even just 50 cents cheaper than using a Metrocard. The thought of being subjected to six hours of "please mind the gap when alighting from the train" noise pollution or the crowding on our under-sized trams sounds like hell to me, not something to do voluntarily.


In my opinion all paper tickets other than a flat fare single (yes that includes interpeak singles and concession fares) should be phased out completely, in favour of further development of the Metrocard system. It would be great if the delay to a bus service for selling a ticket could be reduced to a single type and no fiddling on the control panel for the validator. The daytrip ticket could be retained in the form of a daily spending cap on the Metrocard system, so that once you hit $10 in a single day it would stop charging you for further journeys.
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
No, not six hours on PT, more than three peak trips (of somewhat less than 2 hours duration each) spaced more than two hours a part. I used to always use Daytrips on Fridays, I leave in the morning (peak trip), come home in the afternoon (interpeak), head to the city for night (peak trip) and then come home after big night (peak trip).
  Station_Mutt Locomotive Fireman

Location: Near the Cafeteria of the Adelaide Parklands Terminal!
I am a cleaning dog, thats what I do for a crust.

Some days, I have more than one assignment, and I use the buses a lot, as a dog, I don't (CANT) get a driving license and am not rich enough, to learn (GRIN), or even to buy.

On the days when I have more than one assignment, I buy the Daytrip, from the driver, as its more worthwhile than the orange & black tix, I have still got a lot of them, 6 or 7 or 8, I prebought before the prices shot up.  And before they got rid of them anyway.

2 full trip on the orange and 2 or more full trips on the black, and the Datyrip makes more sense.  

Pity the bus driver, (I live on a bus route), that has to deal with more cash these days, I give him or her $10 a day, on the days I work more than one shift cleaning, and he or she has to give me $0.60 in change, sometimes I give him or her $10 in coins... And I see that there are still a lot of people buying single trip tickets from the driver.  Now, these days.

Maybe I should get off my dog ars* one of these days and go to the CSC on Currie and ask for 20 Daytrips, see what they say.  

Thanks again.

Probabaly this weekend or next I will go and ask for 20 Daytrips at the CSC on Currie.  $188.

I do take care of my unused Daytrips... but of course, they can still (as we all know-not so much with the new reader-but I have lost one so far-sucked into machine, and wouldn't come out), Daytrip.

Ok, back to the gist of this forum.  

Ps, I got kicked off the Bus Aust forum, thats why I hang around here so much!

Thats it for me, if I lived on a rail route, or tram route, I would post more on here.
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
All ticket machines can sell you a Day tripper as well as buying  one over the counter at either Grote Street or Adelaide Railway station. Ticket machines on trains and trams also sell them. If on a tram all the conductor does now is show you the machine and if you ask them how it works they will usually show you if they have time. Buses though do not sell them as far as I am aware though.

But you should not get rid of these card ticket's what of the casual visitor to Adelaide that does not want or need a Metro ticket just to visit some where maybe for one or two days. Better to have these tickets for this kind of thing. What about tourists though they would not have a clue how the system works or how to go about buying a Metrocard, so again these tickets get used here. I have often had to help a tourist on a tram or train to purchase a ticket from one of the ticket machines. The only thing I think that would make them a bit better is if the machines took notes though as most people do not carry round great masses of coins especially if you are just a visitor or tourist to Adelaide.
  Station_Mutt Locomotive Fireman

Location: Near the Cafeteria of the Adelaide Parklands Terminal!
On the days I work more than one cleaning shift, its more worthwhile for the Daytrip.

Maybe not so much on a day by day basis, but if I put aside the $ saved, in say, two months, its all enough to buy another Daytrip, (the difference that is), between $3.29 & $1.80 and $9.40.  About 12 or 13 days actually.

Aaron got it, though.  My case is like what he used to do.
  Station_Mutt Locomotive Fireman

Location: Near the Cafeteria of the Adelaide Parklands Terminal!
David, bus drivers still do sell Daytrip tickets.
  Station_Mutt Locomotive Fireman

Location: Near the Cafeteria of the Adelaide Parklands Terminal!
Though, the Vic Govt has the dare to get rid of short term tix, its all Myki now.

No Myki, you don't travel (by public transport!)... eg, from Tullamarine Airport, you either get the Skybus or you get a taxi.  No Myki, you can't get even to Broadmeadows on the 901 bus, though the 901 and its range of bus drivers might have mercy, I have not tried it, ie, travel without a Myki while in Melbourne.
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
Thanks, I have not in the past bought one from a bus driver and never seen them sell one either, but it does make a bit of sense though them selling them, again for visitors and tourists to get around. Waste of time getting a metro card for say two to three days in Adelaide itself. The tickets would do the job nicely and they do.
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Anywhere you can buy any paper ticket*, you can buy every paper ticket.

They are cheaper purchased ahead of time from the CSC than they will be purchased on PT.

*Multitrip tickets are/were plastic...
  sas85 Chief Commissioner

Location: V1
You can buy a regular myki from bus drivers in Melbourne at a cost of $6

Daytrip tickets are available from bus drivers in Adelaide. (Even before 9am for those who haven't caught a bus in a looooong time)
  sas85 Chief Commissioner

Location: V1
They are cheaper purchased ahead of time from the CSC than they will be purchased on PT.
"Aaron"


I thought the price was identical irrespective of purchase location? Certainly was the last time I purchased from the info centre then onboard a few days later about a year ago.

Edit: In March actually. Left my Metrocard at home in Geelong.
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
I think you will find the prices are identical except if you use a Metro Card which is cheaper per trip, well a concession one is anyway. A two hour trip is only 84 cents a trip off peak.
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

Metrocard rates attract a similar 'discount' as the old multitrip rates did, being about 30% cheaper than the equivalent single tickets.

The concession off peak rate went up to $0.87 at the start of July by the way, the previous rate of $0.84 was the same price per trip as the last concession off peak multitrip ticket of $8.40 for ten trips.
  Station_Mutt Locomotive Fireman

Location: Near the Cafeteria of the Adelaide Parklands Terminal!
The only discount these days, are (for comparison), savings that is, is to buy the Metrocard vs paying cash per tix.  As a cleaning dog in a school, I still see kids buying single very expensive single 2 hour trip tickets, for what ever reason...!!!

Savings now these days, (apart from the diatribe above) are only for the Daytrip if you make more than 2 peak and 2 interpeak 2 hour trips per day.

Other than that though, there is no longer a gain to buy (eg) a Daytrip from the CSC & buying a Daytrip on a bus.

Blame some dweeb in AdelaideMetro or what ever the name of the SA state govt agency that makes decisions in regards to public transport fares, AdelaideMetro, PTS/PTD at that time, ............

But as mentioned on the wider internet, Jay is up for reelection next year, and I do hate it that he is so proud that he could not for once, just go against his "advisers"... Jay, (I know he does not read this on here-this is a pisstake), but Jay, bring back Daytrip being sold at newsagencies or at ColesExpress, its safer for the bus drivers too, as they don't have to carry so much change.  

I know, I will need to plonk myself to get to buy the Daytrip in bulk from the AdelaideMetro CSC... soon.  This weekend I guess.

Its so complicated, this public transport in Adelaide ticketing system.

Sorry to stretch this one so LONG!
  Station_Mutt Locomotive Fireman

Location: Near the Cafeteria of the Adelaide Parklands Terminal!
Ahhh... so, (thanks for that SAS), so you can buy a Myki from a bus driver in Melbourne (!!!)))...!!!

I already have a Myki with some credit on it.

Hope the credit I bought a few weeks ago will be put into the card for Melbourne Cup Derby day that I have over there this year.
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

 As a cleaning dog in a school, I still see kids buying single very expensive single 2 hour trip tickets, for what ever reason...!!!
"Station_Mutt"
That would usually be parents not giving them the money to use a Metrocard, or not having ready access to a recharge machine. Same as it used to be in the days of multitrips.

But as mentioned on the wider internet, Jay is up for reelection next year, and I do hate it that he is so proud that he could not for once, just go against his "advisers"... Jay, (I know he does not read this on here-this is a pisstake), but Jay, bring back Daytrip being sold at newsagencies or at ColesExpress, its safer for the bus drivers too, as they don't have to carry so much change.  
"Station_Mutt"
No thanks, I'd rather more of my go towards better services than running a loss-making third-party vendor program that would attract next to no users and next to no vendors. Duplicating the on-board option wouldn't actually make it any less necessary, it's still required for people who don't have the opportunity to purchase before they board.

Adding a daily cap to Metrocard (i.e. an electronic version of a day ticket) and scrapping all paper tickets other than a $4.00 flat fare for any user at any time? That's a reform I would support.

Now that we've got Austerity Abbott in charge in Canberra, Jay is going to have no trouble getting re-elected next year regardless of what does or doesn't happen with the bus tickets.

Its so complicated, this public transport in Adelaide ticketing system.
"Station_Mutt"
Absolutely wrong, it's about as simple as it could get without a simple flat fare per boarding, the complete lack of ambition is the reason that Metrocard has worked so well. Make sure you avoid going to other exotic places like Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, the UK, the USA...

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