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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Buses will keep the city moving for Newcastle 500


Buses will continue to run into Newcastle in the weeks leading up to the Newcastle 500 to ensure residents, workers, students and visitors can continue to go about their daily lives. “Our job is to keep the city moving during this exciting and significant event for Newcastle,” Chief Executive Officer of Keolis Downer Hunter, Campbell […]
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Bus drivers wanted to be part of the new era in public transport


Keolis Downer is looking for bus drivers to be part of the new era of public transport in Newcastle. Chief Executive Officer of Keolis Downer Hunter, Campbell Mason, said the company is looking for full time and casual bus drivers who exhibit a commitment to customer service and safety. “Bus drivers have a fundamental responsibility […]
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All board for Newcastle’s first female harbour master


Alida van Driel’s dream of becoming Newcastle’s first female harbour master is one step closer to becoming reality after winning the 2017 Hunter TAFE Baker Maritime Scholarship. The 27-year-old general purpose hand is one of the first two females to work on ferries in Newcastle Harbour. Alida’s role is to assist the Ferry Master in […]
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Newcastle Interchange opening and changes to the route 110 shuttle bus service


With Newcastle Interchange opening on 15 October, the route for the temporary shuttle bus service (110) from Hamilton Station to Newcastle Station will change to enable buses to pick-up and drop-off customers on Stewart Avenue, directly in front of the interchange.  From the interchange, the 110 will continue along Hannell Street before turning into Honeysuckle […]
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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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Get up to speed on bus changes in the CBD


*Note Supercars track work on Watt Street has been delayed, meaning changes to bus routes will now take place from Sunday 10 September. The way bus services travel through the Newcastle city centre will change on Sunday, 27 August, ahead of the start of major construction for Newcastle Light Rail. All the changes are detailed […]
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Start of a new journey


Saturday 1 July marked the start of a new journey for local public transport with Keolis Downer commencing as the operator of Newcastle Transport. The first Newcastle Transport buses departed Hamilton and Belmont depots this morning, sporting the new colourful logo. Chief Executive Officer of Keolis Downer Hunter, Campbell Mason, said while this is an […]
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Newcastle Transport Hub open for business


Saturday 1 July will mark the start of a journey to improve transport in Newcastle when Keolis Downer takes responsibility for operating Newcastle Transport bus and ferry services and the Newcastle Transport Hub opens in the heart of the city. Located in Hunter Street Mall adjacent to Market Street Lawn, the Newcastle Transport Hub will […]
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Keolis Downer to take the keys from 1 July


Keolis Downer will be handed the keys to the existing bus and ferry network in Newcastle and areas of Lake Macquarie from 1 July. There will be no changes to timetables until the community has had their say on the future of the network, but the community will notice a refreshed look when new operator […]
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