Free Bus Travel For A Happy New Year 2015 From The Northern Territory

Free Bus Travel For A Happy New Year 2015 From The Northern Territory

Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles

Don’t Drink And Drive And Catch A Free Bus This New Years Eve

Victor P Taffa

Chief Minister Adam Giles has urged partygoers to leave the car at home and catch a free bus instead this New Year’s Eve.

“New Year’s Eve is a fantastic time to celebrate with family and friends but drinking and driving can turn this festive time of year into a nightmare in a flash.” Mr. Giles said.

“The Country Liberals Government wants a fatality free festive season which is why we are once again funding a free bus service on New Year’s Eve. The free buses will depart Darwin, Palmerston and Casuarina interchanges and pick-up and drop-off at all bus stops along the routes so wherever you are a free bus will be nearby.”



“Drink driving is still a major issue in the Territory, with around half of our fatalities and 20 % of serious injuries related to alcohol. With free buses there is really no excuse for revellers and I urge everyone to leave the car at home this New Year’s Eve.”

Mr. Giles said security on and around buses will also be stepped up on New Year’s Eve to crack down on anti-social behaviour.

“Transit Safety Officers will travel on buses and patrol the bus network on New Year’s Eve and security guards will also have extended patrols of the Casuarina, Palmerston, and Darwin Interchanges as well as the Woolworths Street bus stop on New Year’s Eve.” Mr Giles said.

The free NYE buses will run from 7.00 pm 31 December to 6.30 am 1 January 2015. Buses will depart every 15 minutes from Darwin to Casuarina and every 30 minutes to Palmerston.

The free buses include the following routes:

Departing Casuarina:

Darwin via Rapid Creek, Nightcliff and Fannie Bay

Darwin via Lee Point Rd, McMillans Rd and Bagot Rd

Casuarina to Palmerston via Leanyer, Karama, Vanderlin Drive and Stuart Highway

Departing Palmerston:

Palmerston to Darwin via Stuart Highway, Pinelands, Berrimah & Winnellie

Palmerston to Casuarina via Pinelands, Vanderlin Drive, Karama and Leanyer

Palmerston CONNECTOR via Gray, Bakewell, Rosebery, Bellamack, Woodroffe, Moulden & Driver

Departing Darwin: Mitchell Street & Darwin Interchange:

Darwin to Casuarina via Fannie Bay, Nightcliff and Rapid Creek

Darwin to Casuarina via Bagot Rd, McMillans Rd and Lee Point Rd

Darwin to Palmerston via Stuart Highway, Winnellie, Berrimah and Pinelands