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ANGER OVER SENTENCE FOR BUS DRIVER BASHER

The family of a 63 year old bus driver- punched and kicked by a passenger- say, they’re livid at his attacker’s punishment. 21 year old Jean-Adelphe Lasm was given a nine month suspended sentence, and ordered to pay almost four thousand dollars compensation. Read More »

EXPRESS PUBLIC TRANSPORT FOR ASIAN CUP

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Newcastle Council is encouraging those heading to Asian Cup games to use public transport, to minimise parking and traffic congestion at Hunter Stadium. Express buses will begin tomorrow for the city’s first game, between Japan and Palestine. “There’s been a lot of work going into the transport plan and we’re very pleased for the first time ever Newcastle has what we call integrated ticketing, so if you’ve bought a ticket to the match then your transport is free.” Buses will run every 10 minutes from three designated hubs – Wallsend Plaza, Westfield Kotara and Newcastle Station. For more information, click here: transportnsw.info (AUDIO IN PARTS) Read More »

BUS DRIVERS CALL FOR SAFER

While most prepare to celebrate tonight, Gold Coast bus drivers are bracing for the most abusive time of year. The Transport Workers Union is calling on the government to install duress alarms to deter future attacks. Read More »

DISABLED MAN’S TOES RUN OVER BY BUS

A man in a wheelchair has lost several toes, after being hit by a bus at Southport. Police say, he was trying to cross at an intersection…when disaster struck. Read More »

LIGHT RAIL PASSENGERS FED UP WITH FINES

In just the first six weeks of operation light rail passengers have been fined more than $43,000 for not having a ticket. But many users say it’s not their fault, the system is too confusing. Read More »

PRICE HIKE FOR GOLD COAST LIGHT RAIL

The new Gold Coast trams won’t be operational for another 6 months, but already the cost of a ticket has risen. Initially, commuters were told it would cost $3.11 to ride the tram from one end to the other. But thanks to the State Government’s recent public transport hike, we’ll now be slugged $4.13. “Yeah it is pretty expensive like getting to work and stuff.” “Maybe if it was just a flat 4 dollars without the cents yeah.” “I’d’ be paying like 2…3…especially for like singles mums and stuff” The trams will be up and running in June. Read More »

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