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More services for Newcastle and Lake Macquarie

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From Sunday 3 April, Newcastle Transport customers will benefit from more services with an additional 160 extra bus, ferry and light rail services across the week.

There will be improvements across all Newcastle Transport modes including bus, ferry, light rail and On Demand services.

In addition to the extra services, some bus timetables have been adjusted to improve reliability and connectivity across modes and some school timetables have also been adjusted to better reflect congestion and travel times to get students to and from school.

Key improvements

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  • A new express bus route, the 10X between Charlestown and the Newcastle Interchange.
  • More ferry services during weekdays and Saturdays – an additional 50 trips each week.
  • More light rail services late at night on Saturday and throughout the evening on Sundays– an additional 20 trips each week.
  • Extending the On Demand hours until 6pm on weekdays – an additional 10 service hours each week. 

Some bus and school timetables have also been adjusted to better reflect congestion and travel times.

Plan your new trip with Trip Planner or check your timetable below.

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        Light Rail

        More services on weekends

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        Ferry

        More services during weekdays and Saturdays

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        On Demand Public Transport

        With extended operating hours, there’s never been a better time to try On Demand

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        You can also plan your trip by using the Trip Planner or your favourite Travel App.

        Questions and travel assistance

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        The Newcastle Transport team is committed to providing the best possible experience throughout your public transport journey.

        If you need assistance with checking your trip, planning your journey, have feedback or any other enquiries get in touch with the team by email, social media or face-to-face at the Newcastle Interchange.