Newcastle light rail drivers gear up for driver training

10.01.19

With Newcastle Light Rail on schedule to open next month, 10 trainee drivers are undergoing an intensive training program including classroom and on track lessons. The drivers come from a variety of backgrounds including the military, aviation, and hospitality, and will come away with a Certificate III in Rail Driving. Experienced Keolis Downer trainers from […]
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E-paper technology brings real time updates to Newcastle bus stops

19.12.18

New digital installations at bus stops in the Newcastle CBD now offer real-time information for customers, making it easier to get around the city. The five digital signs are part of the ‘Smart Move Newcastle’ project and present real-time updates on the location of buses and their arrival times, plus other useful information for commuters […]
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Major refurbishment set for Newcastle icon, the Hunter

18.09.18

Another key milestone has been reached in Newcastle’s journey towards a world-class public transport network, with the first of the Stockton ferries, Hunter, about to undergo a major refurbishment. Director of Corporate Affairs, Andrew Fletcher, said the makeover was part of the commitment given by Keolis Downer and Transport for NSW to improve Newcastle’s transport […]
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Newcastle Light Rail drivers wanted

20.07.18

With Newcastle Light Rail testing to start in just a few months, Keolis Downer Hunter is recruiting for light rail drivers and operational control staff for the new multi modal center at Wickham. Corporate Affairs Director, Andrew Fletcher said around 20 additional staff would be needed to operate the light rail system. “Construction is drawing […]
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Improved public transport timetables now available

4.07.18

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

20.04.18

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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Newcastle Transport On Demand app now available

13.01.18

Customers taking part in the first trial of ‘On Demand’ public transport in the Hunter can download an app connecting them with buses that will come right to the door in the Lake Macquarie area. The Newcastle Transport On Demand app matches customers travelling in the same direction, creating an optimised, flexible route that responds to demand […]
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Newcastle Transport launches On Demand

29.11.17

Customers will have improved choice, convenience and accessibility when a new ‘on demand’ bus trial starts during off-peak periods in Lake Macquarie in 2018. Areas of Dudley, Mount Hutton and Warners Bay have been chosen for the trial, which starts in January. Customers will be able to book a service and pre-pay by credit card […]
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A better way to travel: services every 15 minutes

17.11.17

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

2.11.17

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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