Improved public transport timetables now available


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


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


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


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


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


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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Bus drivers wanted to be part of the new era in public transport


Keolis Downer is looking for bus drivers to be part of the new era of public transport in Newcastle. Chief Executive Officer of Keolis Downer Hunter, Campbell Mason, said the company is looking for full time and casual bus drivers who exhibit a commitment to customer service and safety. “Bus drivers have a fundamental responsibility […]
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All board for Newcastle’s first female harbour master


Alida van Driel’s dream of becoming Newcastle’s first female harbour master is one step closer to becoming reality after winning the 2017 Hunter TAFE Baker Maritime Scholarship. The 27-year-old general purpose hand is one of the first two females to work on ferries in Newcastle Harbour. Alida’s role is to assist the Ferry Master in […]
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Newcastle Interchange opening and changes to the route 110 shuttle bus service


With Newcastle Interchange opening on 15 October, the route for the temporary shuttle bus service (110) from Hamilton Station to Newcastle Station will change to enable buses to pick-up and drop-off customers on Stewart Avenue, directly in front of the interchange.  From the interchange, the 110 will continue along Hannell Street before turning into Honeysuckle […]
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More time to have your say on the future of Newcastle transport


The opportunity to have your say on how Newcastle’s public transport system can be improved has been extended by a week.  The Newcastle Transport community engagement program, the Voice of Newcastle, opened on 1 July and was due to close on 4 September. Comments will now close on Monday 11 September. “We have received valuable […]
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