Information and advice on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

12.03.20

Newcastle Transport has been working closely with Transport for NSW in relation to developing a plan for coronavirus (COVID-19). Our priority is the safety of our customers and staff and the continuity of services. At this stage we have been advised by NSW Health that you should take the following means to protect yourself from […]
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Bus Safety Week 2020

25.02.20

Newcastle Transport is taking part in Bus Safety Week for another year, helping customers and the community stay safe on and around buses. We believe everyone has a part to play in keeping safe around buses, whether you are a pedestrian, driver, cyclist or customer. Most of the time it is as simple as being […]
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Newcastle light rail a proven success one year on

19.02.20

It has been 365 days since Newcastle light rail launched, creating a truly multi modal network for the city. Light rail has become a popular public transport option for Novocastrians, with over 1.2 million passenger trips recorded since the first day of service last year. Transport for NSW’s Acting Regional Director, North, Anna Zycki, said […]
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Valentine’s Day with Newcastle Transport

13.02.20

Take the stress out of Valentine’s Day this year and catch public transport. Whether you’re heading out for dinner, to the movies or on a picnic, Newcastle Transport can get you there. Leave the car at home, and instead grab your Opal card and your loved one. The bus, ferry and light rail are the […]
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Sydney summer holiday transport

23.12.19

If you are travelling to Sydney during the Christmas break, remember that metro, train and other Sydney services may not run as usual. However, there will be plenty of services to cater for everyone’s needs.   Travelling to the airport If you’re flying interstate or overseas, it will be busy so allow more travel time […]
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One million customers on Newcastle light rail

23.12.19

Today Newcastle light rail carried its one millionth customer, since launching in February this year. Customer, Rohan Cattell, a regular light rail commuter travelling to work in Newcastle CBD was amazed by the attention after tapping on at the Newcastle Interchange on his way to the Queens Wharf stop. To celebrate the milestone, Rohan and […]
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Spreading Christmas cheer across Newcastle Transport

23.12.19

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Newcastle Transport with the famous Christmas bus returning to the network on the 1 December. It is hard not to find your Christmas spirit with over 1,000 baubles, 100 metres of garland, 1,200 lights and carols playing inside the bus, making catching the bus extra special. […]
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Contactless payment is here

2.09.19

From Monday 2 September, Newcastle Transport will have contactless payment technology fitted to our bus and ferry services, in addition to the existing contactless payment technology available on light rail services. This means you can now tap on and off using your credit card or linked device on Opal readers on all Newcastle Transport bus, […]
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Newcastle Transport On Demand continues to grow

27.08.19

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

12.08.19

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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