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Newcastle Herald: Keolis Downer releases new Newcastle transport routes, timetables

Dec 1, 2017Uncategorized

Michael Parris, Newcastle Herald

Newcastle’s private transport operator, Keolis Downer, says it will introduce 1200 new bus and ferry services when it starts its new routes and timetables on January 14.

The firm has released many details of its new network over the past few weeks, including buses every 15 minutes on four key routes across the city and an on-demand bus trial in Lake Macquarie.

“Customers will receive a better service with the introduction of four frequent routes every 15 minutes during the day linking Charlestown, Glendale, Wallsend and Jesmond to the Newcastle CBD,” he said.

“We’re here to get more people riding public transport.

“What we have designed and announced today is a new network that reflects what the locals have been telling us they want. We should see patronage grow.”

Three of the four main routes will connect with the Stockton ferry at Queen’s Wharf.

The new network amounts to a wholesale overhaul of bus routes in the city, and each new route will have a new two-digit number.

Read more on the Newcastle Herald.