Jindabyne night bus delivers another dry run this snow season

22 August 2016

The Jindabyne night bus, now in its 18th year, has again provided an alternative travel option for locals and holiday makers visiting the Snowy Mountains area.

The Member for Monaro John Barilaro said the Jindabyne night bus provides a safe late night transport option for the large population during the snow season.

“Roads and Maritime Services has provided support via the Community Road Safety fund to operate the Jindabyne night bus service for the past two decades,” he said.

"Jindabyne’s population balloons during winter and the service aims to improve road safety by reducing drink driving, drink walking and alcohol related safety issues.

“Two 21-seat buses have been operating on Wednesday and Saturday nights to provide a safe and reliable way for people to get home from restaurants and bars in the Jindabyne snow village, while one bus operates on Friday nights.

“Historically, the buses have moved about 5,500 patrons during the three month snow season but, this year, the figures have swelled owing to an influx of visitors due to the great snow season.

“The night bus has contributed to a reduction in drink driving and pedestrian injuries as patrons have a Plan B to make it home safely.”

Mr Barilaro said the night bus service will continue to operate until 3 September between 9.45pm and 2.04am on Wednesday and Saturday nights.

“On Friday night, the service will operate between 9.45pm with the last bus at 1.44am. Patrons pay a $2 contribution to use the service, with the buses picking up and dropping off passengers at key bus stops and local venues. All buses have on-board security.”

The community is encouraged to check the timetable and route information available on the Night Bus website at www.nightbus.com.au

In addition, 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.

Media: Belinda Strahorn 62994899

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