Extra Buses For Nobbys Anzac Day Dawn Service

A Park and Ride service will operate..

12 April 2018

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Newcastle's Park and Ride service will run free of charge for those heading to the Anzac Day dawn service at Nobbys.

Getting to this year's service is set to be especially difficult, due to light rail construction in the city centre which has closed most of Hunter Street.

Parking will also be at a premium, following the loss of 500 parking spaces along the Harbour and in the David Jones car park.

The Nobbys dawn service is the second biggest in Australia - outside of Canberra - with 50,000 people expected to attend.

"Anzac Day 2018 marks the end of the Centenary of Anzac and we expect that will attract large numbers to both the dawn service and march, so it's very important to plan how to get into the city this year and bear in mind the disruption," Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said.

40 buses will operate every 5 to 10 minutes from McDonald Jones Stadium to Queens Wharf starting at 3:30am.

The Stockton ferry will also run every 15 minutes.

Police are also pleading with the public to plan ahead.

"We anticipate that the loss of Hunter Street as a traffic corridor will further impact congestion and travel times and therefore recommend that people consider using the public transport and Park and Ride options that have been planned to ensure the minimum of delay to their travel," Chief Inspector Gerard Lawson said.

"There will be minor changes to services during the Anzac Day March on King Street, with buses travelling on Honeysuckle Drive and Wharf Road instead of King Street between 9am and 1pm."

Motorists using the King Street car park should remember to exit left and head up Watt Street and over The Hill to avoid delays expected on King Street. Those using the Bolton Street car park are also asked to go over The Hill when leaving the city.

The traditional Anzac Day march from the mall to Civic Park will travel along King Street and not Hunter Street, where light rail is currently being built.

Park and Ride:

What: Park and ride service operating from McDonald Jones Stadium to Queens Wharf return

When: 3.30am to 12.30pm every five to 10 minutes

Drop off and city departure area: Wharf Rd west of Queens Wharf Brewery

Additional dawn service bus routes from 3.15am to 4am and 6.10am to 6.35am

Route 13

13 Departures from Glendale 3.30am, 3.40am, 3.45am and 3.50am

13 Departures from Queens Wharf 6.15am, 620am, 6.25am and 6.35am

Route 11

11 Departures from Jesmond 3.40am, 3.45am, 3.50am, 6.35am

Route 23

23 Departures from Wallsend continues to Queens Wharf 3.40am, 3.45am, 3.50am and 4am

23 Departures from Queens Wharf 6.15am, 6.20am, 6.25am, 6.35am

ANZAC special event service departing Swansea Heads

Route 14S service to operate via Belmont, Jewells, Charlestown then Adamstown to Queens Wharf

Departing Swansea 3.20am, 3.30am, 6.25am and 3.40am

Departing Queen Wharf 6.15am, 6.20am, 6.25am and 6.35am

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