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Newcastle Transport adds services for Anzac Day ceremonies

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As Novocastrians prepare to honour our fallen heroes this week, Newcastle Transport will run additional bus, ferry and light rail services on Anzac Day.

And, they’ll start from 3.30am on 25 April to allow locals and visitors alike to travel to and from the Dawn Service at Nobbys Beach and other commemorative events.

It’s mainly due to the multiple road closures, which are expected to be in place on Tuesday.

“Customers are encouraged to get onboard the extra bus, ferry and light rail services to get to Nobbys Beach or the memorial ceremony at Civic Park,” Keolis Downer Hunter general manager Emmanuel Genlot said.

“We’re encouraging Novocastrians to leave the car at home and take advantage of more public transport services to get to and from the CBD.

“Additional services will run on core bus routes from Swansea Heads, Glendale, Wallsend and Jesmond.

“As always, our customer service staff will be out and about to help people during the morning.”

There will be minor changes to bus services in the CBD during the Anzac Day March on King Street, with buses travelling on Hunter and Scott streets instead of King Street from 7am to noon.

The light rail will run every 7.5 minutes and ferries are scheduled to operate every 20 minutes from 3.30am.

There’ll be extra services on bus routes 11, 13, 14 and 23 from 3.20am, too.

People with direct Australian Defence Force (ADF) association are being offered free transport to participate in Newcastle Anzac Day services.

It’s available to members or ex-members of the ADF and their carers, as well as the spouses, children and grandchildren of deceased service personnel and the spouses, children and grandchildren of living war veterans.

Customers are encouraged to allow extra travel time and to plan their trip at newcastletransport.info.

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