Light rail is here
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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Celebrate Newcastle light rail with a free community open day
Newcastle’s city centre will come alive on Sunday 17 February, with Newcastle Transport hosting a free community open day to celebrate the opening of light rail. Keolis Downer Hunter Director of Corporate Affairs, Andrew Fletcher said light rail provides Novocastrians with a brand new way to move around the city centre. “The open day will […]
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Drivers and pedestrians encouraged to be safer around light rail
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
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
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
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
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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