Park and ride to Nobbys

28/08/2019 Posted by admin

Newcastle’s highly successful Park and Ride service will run free of charge this Anzac Day to help Novocastrians reach Nobbys for the final Dawn Service of the Centenary of Anzac commemorations.
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Those wishing to pay respects at the biggest dawn service in Australia –outside Canberra –should consider Park and Ride from Broadmeadow amid disruption in the city from construction of the light rail.

“I strongly urge Novocastrians to take advantage of the Park and Ride service to get to this year’s Dawn Service,” Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said.

“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.

“I commend Keolis Downer for putting on the service to ensure the event runs smoothly.”

Other transport options:Walking or cycling (for those who live close enough)Taking a ferry from Stockton from 3.30am onwards (every 15 minutes)Taking specialist Newcastle Transport bus services directly to Newcastle East (details below)Veterans can book their free Taxi Transport for the March with 13CABS by calling Jim before 2pm on Monday 23 April on 4940 5955 or email [email protected]南京夜网.auNewcastle City Police District is working closely with Council and the local Anzac Day Committee to ensure a safe, smoothly run event following the recent loss of 500 car spaces along the Harbour and in the David Jones car park.

Chief Inspector Gerard Lawson is encouraging members of the public to think about their journey in advance for the dawn service and day-time commemorations.

“Historically up to 50,000 people have attended the early morning commemoration, which leads to significant traffic congestion,” the Chief Inspector said.

“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.”

Keolis Downer Hunter General Manager Mark Dunlop said Newcastle Transport would provide a number of public transport options across Anzac Day.

“We are pleased to provide Novocastrians with both the Park and Ride service and additional bus services on Anzac Day,” Mr Dunlop said.

“There will be free travel on public transport for veterans and their families.

“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 and bus details: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 3.50am13 Departures from Queens Wharf 6.15am, 620am, 6.25am and 6.35amRoute 11

11 Departures from Jesmond 3.40am, 3.45am, 3.50am, 6.35amRoute 23

23 Departures from Wallsend continues to Queens Wharf 3.40am, 3.45am, 3.50am and 4am23 Departures from Queens Wharf 6.15am, 6.20am, 6.25am, 6.35amANZAC 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 3.40amDeparting Queen Wharf 6.15am, 6.20am, 6.25am and 6.35amCustomers to plan their trip or find out more about public transport on Anzac Day by visiting newcastletransport.info or by calling 131500

PROUD: Buglers Sam Shaw from HSPA and Isabelle Miteff from Newcastle Grammar School with Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes, David Edmond, President Newcastle District RSL Sub-branches and Ron Mitcherson, President of Toronto RSL Sub-Branch.

Buglers breathe life into ritualA group of young musicians has been learning how to bugleThe Last Postto keep that fine brass tradition alive at this year’s Anzac Day and many more to come.

Eight Hunter high school music pupils and two university students have received coaching in the rousing military call thanks to a Newcastle City Council grant to help the local RSL sub-branch buy bugles and uniforms.

Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said Council’s support would ensure faultless renditions ofThe Last Postechoed across the Hunter each April 25 for decades to come.

“This $5000 grant is one of those initiatives that make you so proud to be a councillor,” the Lord Mayor said.

“When we heard that a number of services across the region had been using recordings ofThe Last Post, this project was a no-brainer.

“It’s not a big allocation in terms of our annual contribution to projects and events but it will contribute so much to our culture by preserving one of its most hallowed traditions.

“I’d like to congratulate the young buglers and RSL District Council Sub-Branch president Dave Edmond on organising it, and wish the youngsters well when they playThe Last Postat Anzac Day services this year and for many more to come.”

The young buglers were selected from music programs at Grammar, Belmont High School, Hunter School of Performing Arts and The Hunter Wind Ensemble.

The Bugle corp’s tutor, David Thompson, said his charges were already “all very talented young trumpet players”.

“The lessons so far have been enjoyable for everyone involved and the team are already sounding great,” Major Thompson said.

Sixteen-year-old Newcastle Grammar School student Blaine Stubbs said it took him about two weeks to master the bugle after he had played the trumpet for seven years. “I feel honoured to be able to do this and I hope to keep doing it all through my life,” he said.

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