Honeysuckle office workers to benefit from new park and ride stop

ON THE BUS: Lord mayor Nuatali Nelmes and Revitilising Newcastle director Michael Cassel announcing the new park and ride bus at Broadmeadow earlier this month.
ON THE BUS: Lord mayor Nuatali Nelmes and Revitilising Newcastle director Michael Cassel announcing the new park and ride bus at Broadmeadow earlier this month.

THE park ride bus service has been expanded, with a new stop set to benefit Honeysuckle office workers. 

The fifth stop on the Broadmeadow to city centre service will be located outside Hunter Water’s headquarters on Honeysuckle Drive.

The bus timetable has also changed.

The morning service will depart McDonald Jones Stadium from 7am, rather than 6.30am, extending the run to 9am.

The afternoon operating hours have been extended by half an hour, with the final bus departing the city from Customs House at 6.30pm.

The first afternoon bus, at 4.30pm, is unchanged.

The changes take effect from next Monday.

The park and ride bus service was announced earlier this month as a joint initiative between Newcastle City Council, Keolis Downer and other state government agencies. 

The service – which is free until early next year – is designed to ease the parking squeeze in the city centre.

It is also promised to take up to 300 cars off city roads.

The service will attract a $2 parking fee from January 29.