Christmas with Newcastle Transport


The Christmas Bus The famous Christmas bus returning to the network for another year. The Christmas bus will be out and about from Sunday 1 December 2019. As always, the Christmas bus will be spreading Christmas cheer all over Newcastle as it operates a number of regular and school routes. Jump on board and get […]
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Newcastle Transport On Demand continues to grow


Newcastle Transport’s On Demand patronage has increased by 73% since the service area expanded on 30 June, with over 4,800 customer trips recorded in July. Keolis Downer Hunter Director of Corporate Affairs, Andrew Fletcher said the latest data shows Lake Macquarie residents are continuing to embrace the On Demand service with many customers using the […]
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Safety focus: look, listen and be alert around trams


Today marks the start of Rail Safety Week 2019, an initiative to raise community awareness around rail safety. With light rail in Newcastle up and running for almost six months now, Rail Safety Week offers a timely reminder for everyone to be safe around trams. Newcastle Transport tram drivers are trained to look out for […]
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Look out for Newcastle Transport service changes


Newcastle Transport customers will notice improved reliability and connections as the new bus and ferry timetable begins on Sunday and On Demand services expand to more suburbs in Lake Macquarie. Timings have been tweaked on bus and ferry services, including some school bus services, to improve reliability and better meet customer needs. There have been […]
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Check your school bus trip prior to 1 July


Parents and students are being urged to check their school bus timetable ahead of changes to some school services from 1 July designed to improve reliability. Keolis Downer Corporate Affairs Director, Andrew Fletcher said Newcastle Transport operates over 150 school services every weekday, in addition to regular bus routes, transporting over 7,000 students to and […]
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Newcastle Transport Hub on the move


The Newcastle Transport Hub will be relocated to the multimodal Newcastle Interchange from Monday 29 April. The successful Newcastle Transport Hub has been a one-stop-shop for customers since mid‑2017, helping customers navigate bus and ferry network changes and preparing the community for light rail. Keolis Downer Hunter Director of Corporate Affairs, Andrew Fletcher, said Customer […]
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Improved public transport timetables now available


Keolis Downer Hunter has today released a suite of updated timetables and customer information ahead of refinements to the network going live on 29 July. The company is in the process of briefing key stakeholder groups about refinements to Newcastle Transport’s network and is encouraging customers over the next four weeks to get to know […]
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Bus network refinements underway


Keolis Downer Hunter has announced refinements to the Newcastle bus network to address community feedback received since January. General Manager Mark Dunlop said improvements, to be implemented on 29 July, will be made across the network after completing a process of scheduling, timetabling, and engagement with Newcastle Transport’s staff and stakeholders. “As you’d expect following […]
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A better way to travel: services every 15 minutes


Newcastle is set to receive better bus and ferry services than ever before when new timetables are introduced next year. High frequency bus services will run every 15 minutes on key corridors, while ferry services, will also run every 15 minutes between Stockton and Newcastle. Three of the four core bus routes will also connect […]
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More time to have your say on the future of Newcastle transport


The opportunity to have your say on how Newcastle’s public transport system can be improved has been extended by a week.  The Newcastle Transport community engagement program, the Voice of Newcastle, opened on 1 July and was due to close on 4 September. Comments will now close on Monday 11 September. “We have received valuable […]
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