Earlier afternoon services have been added to Newcastle City Council’s Park and Ride service. The afternoon return bus service will start at 3pm from Monday, 2 July – an hour-and-a-half earlier – and run every 15 minutes until 6.30pm.
Here’s what you need to know.
Park and ride services operate on weekdays from McDonald Jones Stadium every 15 minutes from 7am to 9am, with CBD stops designed to deliver you within a few minutes’ walk of anywhere in the CBD. Buses make the return trip from the CBD to the stadium every 15 minutes from 3pm to 6.30pm.
From Monday 25 June
Cars park at the southern end of McDonald Jones Stadium on a bitumen surface (not dirt) much closer to the park and ride bus stop.
The daily fee of $2.20 will be charged as you get on the bus via a tap and go EFTPOS facility. Users will no longer be able to pay for parking via the EasyPark app. No payment will be required for the return journey.
From Monday 2 July
Extended operating hours of the afternoon bus service to begin at 3pm and operate every 15 minutes. The last bus will continue to leave the city at 6.30pm.