Check your school bus trip prior to 1 July

24.06.19

Parents and students are being urged to check their school bus timetable ahead of changes to some school services from 1 July designed to improve reliability. Keolis Downer Corporate Affairs Director, Andrew Fletcher said Newcastle Transport operates over 150 school services every weekday, in addition to regular bus routes, transporting over 7,000 students to and […]
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Be prepared: plan your trip now

17.06.19

Customers are being encouraged to plan their trip ahead of service improvements that will take effect across the Newcastle Transport network on Sunday 30 June. Keolis Downer Corporate Affairs Director, Andrew Fletcher said customer and staff feedback and data from over 200,000 trips has informed the changes, which will improve reliability and connections, and ensure […]
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Newcastle Transport service improvements

3.06.19

Newcastle Transport’s On-Demand service area will double in size from 30 June this year, to extend to 27,000 residents in Redhead, Jewells, Floraville, Croudace Bay, Valentine, Belmont North and Belmont. Andrew Fletcher, Keolis Downer Hunter Director of Corporate Affairs, said they have listened to customers, spoken to their drivers and analysed their data in making […]
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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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