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Stadium shuttle

Free bus services for Knights fans will run at regular intervals from two hours prior to kick off from selected bus stops along the route. Return services will run for around half an hour after full-time. Catch one of the five stadium shuttle services to get to Knights games at McDonald Jones Stadium in 2021.

Note: From Saturday 3 July, the stadium shuttle 1 will turn left onto Tudor Street from Parry Street and stop at Tudor Street at Beaumont Street.

  • Stadium shuttle 1 – Newcastle CBD with stops at Queens Wharf, King Street at Bolton Street, Civic Park, Marketown and Tudor Street at Beaumont Street.
     
  • Stadium shuttle 2 – Charlestown/Belmont  with stops at Charlestown Square and Westfield Kotara. Two services will start from Belmont on the Pacific Highway at Macquarie Street, also stopping on Pacific Highway at Groves Road.
     
  • Stadium shuttle 3 – Glendale with stops at Stockland Glendale, Cardiff Station and Lookout Road at McCaffrey Drive.
     
  • Stadium shuttle 4 – Wallsend with stops at Wallsend Village, Newcastle Road at Blue Gum Road and Newcastle Road at Dent Street.
     
  • Stadium shuttle 5 – Mayfield with stops at Wests Mayfield, Mayfield shops, Waratah Station and Waratah Village.

Map of stadium shuttle routes

Round Date Services Commence Kick Off Services
Conclude
(Approximately)
Timetable
Round 1 v Bulldogs Friday 12th March 4:00pm 6:00pm 9:00pm Download the timetable
Round 3 v Tigers Sunday 28th March 2:05pm 4:05pm 7:05pm Download the timetable
Round 6 v Dragons Sunday 4th April 2:05pm 4:05pm 7:05pm Download the timetable
Round 8 v Sharks Friday 16th April 4:00pm 6:00pm 9:00pm Download the timetable
Round 10 v Roosters Saturday 1st May 5:35pm 7:35pm 10:35pm Download the timetable
Round 12 v Sea Eagles Sunday 30th May 2:05pm 4:05pm 7:05pm Download the timetable
Round 13 v Eels Sunday 6th June 2:05pm 4:05pm 7:05pm Download the timetable
Round 15 v Warriors Saturday 19th June 1:00pm 3:00pm 6:00pm Download the timetable
Round 16 v Cowboys Saturday 3rd July 5:35pm 7:35pm 10:05pm Download the timetable
Round 24 v Titans Thursday 26th August 5:50pm 7:50pm 10:20pm Download the timetable

You can also catch any of our regular bus services to the game. The closest bus stops to the stadium are on Turton Road and Lambton Rd. Regular routes 27,13, 23, 25 and 26 run towards the stadium.

Please note the games scheduled for 31st July and 5th August will no longer be played in Newcastle.

You can plan you trip with Trip Planner here

 

COVID Safe on the stadium shuttle

If you are using our Stadium Shuttle, we have put more measures in place to help you travel safely to and from the game.

COVIDSafe measures will include:

  • Increased cleaning between services focused on high touch frequency surfaces and seats
  • Extra staff to monitor physical distancing, crowd management and COVIDSafe check-in
  • Following public transport capacity restrictions – maximum capacity limited to 27 passengers per bus. Note services will run every 15 minutes to and from the game
  • COVIDSafe QR codes available at bus stops and on board to check in to and from the game.

Frequently asked questions

What is the Knights shuttle service?

The Knights shuttle service is a free bus service which will operate throughout the 2021 Newcastle Knights season. There are five main routes departing Belmont, Glendale, Wallsend, Mayfield and Newcastle CBD, with the service dropping off fans out the front of McDonald Jones Stadium.

Do I need to pay or use my Opal card to access the service?

The Knights shuttle service is free for fans and supporters heading to Knights home games. The bus services will travel to and from McDonald Jones Stadium on home game days, stopping at selected bus stops along the five routes.

Where can I catch the Knights shuttle?

Buses will depart from Belmont, Glendale, Wallsend, Mayfield and Newcastle CBD with stops along the way, including:

Stadium shuttle 1: Newcastle CBD to McDonald Jones Stadium, with stops at:

  • Queens Wharf
  • King St & Bolton Street
  • King St & Auckland St
  • NEX
  • Marketown King St
  • Donald St near Beaumont St Hamilton
  • McDonald Jones Stadium

Stadium Shuttle 2: Belmont to McDonald Jones Stadium, with stops at:

  • Belmont Shops Pacific Hwy
  • Pacific Hwy opp Groves Rd
  • Charlestown Square Frederick St,
  • Westfield Kotara Parkway Ave
  • McDonald Jones Stadium

Stadium Shuttle 3: Glendale to McDonald Jones Stadium, with stops at:

  • Glendale Shopping Centre
  • Main Road opposite Cardiff Station
  • New Lambton Heights Lookout Road & McCaffrey Drive
  • Alma Road at Regent Street
  • McDonald Jones Stadium

Stadium Shuttle 4: Wallsend to McDonald Jones Stadium, with stops at:

  • Wallsend Shopping Centre
  • Newcastle Road & Bluegum Road Jesmond
  • Newcastle Road at Dent Street Lambton
  • McDonald Jones Stadium

Stadium Shuttle 5: Mayfield to McDonald Jones Stadium, with stops at:

  • Wests Mayfield Industrial Drive
  • Hanbury St near Dora St Mayfield
  • Platt St opp Waratah Station
  • Waratah Village Turton Rd near Georgetown Rd
  • McDonald Jones Stadium

To view the route maps, please click here.

How often do services run?

Services to McDonald Jones Stadium will begin two hours prior to kick off every game day and run every 15 minutes until the game starts.

After the game the last service will depart McDonald Jones Stadium, approximately half an hour after the game finishes.

Timetables for each game are available from the table at the top of the page.

Where do I catch the shuttle after the match?

The shuttle service will be available directly out the front of the stadium on Turton Road for half an hour after the match.

Each route will be signposted and way-finding signage directs passengers from the front of the stadium to the shuttle bus zone. Customer service officers will also be available to assist in locating your preferred service.

Do normal services still run during the Knights shuttle?

Yes, normal timetabled services will continue to operate in conjunction with the Knights shuttle service.

The closest bus stops to the stadium are on Turton Road and Lambton Rd. A number of regular route buses run towards the stadium including Routes 27,13, 23, 25 and 26.

You can plan you trip at http://newcastletransport.info

What COVIDSafe measure will be in place?

If you are using our Stadium Shuttle, we have put more measures in place to help you travel safely to and from the game.

COVIDSafe measures will include:

  • Increased cleaning between services focused on high touch frequency surfaces and seats
  • Extra staff to monitor physical distancing, crowd management and COVIDSafe check-in
  • Following public transport capacity restrictions – maximum capacity limited to 27 passengers per bus. Note services will run every 15 minutes to and from the game
  • Stay COVIDSafe by checking in to your service by scanning the QR code to and from the game.

What can I do to stay COVIDSafe?

Keep yourself and others safe when travelling by:

  • Wearing a face mask. NSW Health strongly recommends wearing a face mask
  • Look out for the green dots. They are there to show you the safest places to sit or stand
  • Keep your distance from others and clean your hands frequently.

How can I check in?

Prior to boarding your Stadium Shuttle service, scan the COVIDSafe check-in QR code, shown below, at Stadium Shuttle bus stops, or in the bus.

Fill in your contact and shuttle service details before clicking submit. You will receive a green tick confirming your response has been submitted.

 

Why should I check in?

Help us stay COVIDSafe. The Stadium Shuttle is a free service, by checking in with the COVIDSafe QR code, we can help manage the spread of COVID-19. By providing your name, contact and service details NSW Health can contact you quickly and easily, if necessary.

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