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Transport plans in place for Pink’s Summer Carnival


With about 33,000 people expected to Get the Party Started with P!nk, heavier than usual traffic is anticipated around Broadmeadow.

As parking will not be available at McDonald Jones Stadium on Tuesday 13 February, ticketholders are advised to plan ahead, leave the car at home and use public transport.

The southern car park is accessible, however, for pre-purchased tickets for disabled admittance only.

Newcastle Transport will provide free shuttle buses to and from McDonald Jones Stadium from the following locations:

Stadium shuttle 1 – Newcastle Interchange 

Stadium shuttle 2 – Charlestown/Kotara with stops at Charlestown Square and Westfield Kotara

Stadium shuttle 3 – Glendale/Cardiff with stops at Stockland Glendale and Cardiff Station

Stadium shuttle 4 – Wallsend/Jesmond with stops at Wallsend Library, Newcastle Road at Blue Gum Road

Stadium shuttle 5 – Mayfield with stops at Wests Mayfield and Waratah Station

Park & Ride – with stops and free parking at Broadmeadow Station and Newcastle Entertainment Centre

Return shuttle services will run after the end of the show at 11pm.

“People travelling to the concert via public transport (excluding the free shuttles) will need to use an Opal card or contactless payment card/device,” a Transport for NSW (TfNSW) spokesperson said.

“Additional light rail services will operate from 7pm and be available every 7.5 minutes until 12.20am, then depart from Newcastle Interchange at 12.30am, 12.45am and 1am.

“Ferry services are extended to run until 1.30am, while services between 9pm and 10.30pm will run on an adjusted timetable, departing Queens Wharf at 9pm, 10pm and 10.30pm.

“Two extra trains will depart Newcastle Interchange at 11.35pm to Telarah and 11.12pm to Gosford.”

The spokesperson added heavy foot traffic was predicted around McDonald Jones Stadium before and after the concert.

“For the safety of everyone, fans are reminded there is no drop-off or stopping in bus zones,” he said.

“Motorists in the area are encouraged to exercise caution.

“From about 10.15pm, Turton Road will be closed between Griffiths and Lambton roads and will reopen once crowds have safely cleared the area.

“With gates for the concert opening at 5pm, heavy traffic is also expected during the afternoon peak, so allow extra travel time if you are being picked up or catching rideshare/taxis after the show.”

More information about travel options, including trains and other public transport information, is available on the Newcastle Transport event page or at

For the latest traffic updates download the Live Traffic NSW app, visit or phone 132 701.

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