More ways to pay for your public transport trip


There are more ways to pay for your public transport fare than ever before. You can use your Opal card to tap on and off on any public transport service. An Opal card is the best option if you’re travelling with a concession. When you use your Opal card correctly by tapping on and tapping […]
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Do the right thing and tap on every time


It’s now easier than ever to pay for public transport because contactless payments are available on all public transport in NSW.  You can use a contactless credit or debit card or linked device for Adult Opal fares and get the same travel benefits as Opal.
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Update: Follow physical distancing guidance – ‘No dot, no spot”


Tuesday 23 June 2020 update: Public transport is a key part of NSW’s plan for a COVID Safe economy, helping people safely move around, return to jobs, and providing certainty for businesses so they can plan ahead for their workforces. From Wednesday 1 July, the COVIDSafe Transport Plan will help support the next stage in […]
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Helping you maintain physical distancing on public transport


To help you plan ahead and allow for physical distancing on public transport Transport for NSW has updated the service capacity  information available. Real time capacity To see if you can maintain physical on board Newcastle Transport buses, you can check: in the Trip Planner results (on this site and the Opal Travel app) in […]
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Opal system upgrade


From 4am to 10am Saturday 2 May, 2020. On Saturday 2 May, 2020, Opal readers on Newcastle light rail services will not be operating. Customers will be unable to tap on/off.  Customers will also be unable to top up via, on the Opal travel app or at Opal ticket machines. Customers can top up […]
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UPDATE: Information and advice on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)


The health and wellbeing of our staff, customers and the community is our top priority. As the operator of Newcastle Transport, Keolis Downer are closely monitoring the current outbreak of the COVID-19 and putting precautionary actions in place, as required. It is not business as usual at the moment, but we know our network remains […]
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