Newcastle Transport Hub on the move

19.04.19

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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Light rail is here

18.02.19

History was made today with the start of light rail passenger services and the first tram departing Newcastle Interchange at 5:05am. Newcastle’s sleek red light rail vehicles have become a regular feature of the city’s streetscape, having travelled the equivalent of Newcastle to Perth and back again during extensive testing, commissioning and driver training. General […]
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Drivers and pedestrians encouraged to be safer around light rail

11.01.19

With Newcastle Light Rail just weeks away from opening, Keolis Downer is appealing to drivers and pedestrians to be safer around the new system. Newcastle Transport Light Rail driver Corey Moore said he and other drivers had encountered some careless and reckless behaviour since daytime testing started in November. “It makes sense that people need […]
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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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