Return of Jindabyne night bus
Wednesday 25th June 2014
Jindabyne night bus returns for another year with more services
The Jindabyne night bus will begin its operation for the 2014 snow season as of tonight, the Member for Monaro John Barilaro announced today.
With Jindabyne’s population increasing significantly during the winter, Mr Barilaro said the service is a useful tool in its efforts to reduce drink driving, alcohol related safety issues and improve road safety.
“Two services operate to provide a safe and reliable way for people to be transported home from restaurants and bars in the Jindabyne snow village,” Mr Barilaro said.
“Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) with support via the Community Road Safety fund, operate the Jindabyne bus service, which is now in its 16th year.”
“The buses pick up and drop off passengers at key bus stops and local venues with security guards in place on the night services.
“Improvements to the timetable and route of the bus are in place from this season in response to transport studies and feedback from local business and the community.
“Two new Wednesday night services at 10.20pm and 12.50am will allow more visitors to use the Night Bus to and from Jindabyne safely.“
The services will operate from Wednesday 25 June to Saturday 6 September between 9.45pm and 2.45am on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights.
In addition to the ongoing participating venues, East Jindabyne venues have come on board to support this road safety initiative, Mr Barilaro said.
“A QR code which links users to the night bus timetable and map is available to scan with smart phones; the code appears on Night Bus posters in supporting venues,” said Mr Barilaro.
“The service also has an iPhone or android app available on iTunes for free download.”
Transport for NSW’s Community Road Safety Fund uses money raised from speed camera offences to improve road safety.
Timetable and route information is available on the Night Bus website at www.nightbus.com.au
MEDIA: Belinda Strahorn – 6299 4899
View the original media release (PDF)