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									                                                                     Getting there
                                                                                          using public transport…
transport guide   Get into                                                     By bus
                                                                     Sydney Buses is running extra services on major bus routes to get

                     the spirit...
                                                                     you to and from New Year’s Eve celebrations.

                                                                     Due to CBD road closures, temporary bus terminals and
                                                                     diversions are in place from 3pm in North Sydney and 6pm in
                                                                     the CBD on New Year’s Eve, until 6am on New Year’s Day
                                                                     (please see map in this brochure for temporary bus terminal locations).
                                                                     To avoid confusion, buses heading into the city will still display their
                                                                     regular destination signs, even if terminating early.

                  and leave the car                                  Services depart frequently on most routes from the temporary
                                                                     bus terminals to get you home after each fireworks display.

                           at home.
                                                                     On New Year’s Day, Sydney Buses is running to a public holiday
                                                                     NightRide bus services N10 to N80 depart from Bathurst Street
                                                                     between Pitt and Castlereagh streets all night long (midnight
                                                                     to 5am). N90 services operate from North Sydney (see map
                                                                     for locations).

                                                                               By ferry
                                                                     Sydney Ferries is running to a regular weekday timetable on
                                                                     New Year’s Eve.
                                                                     For New Year’s Eve festivities Sydney Harbour will close from 8pm
                                                                     to 12.30am. Regular ferry services departing Circular Quay stop
                                                                     operating from 6pm.
                  Awaken your Spirit this                            Additional ferry services† are operating from 12.30am, departing
                                                                     from Circular Quay to the following locations:
                  New Year’s Eve at the world’s                      Manly               12.30am, 12.50am, 1.20am, 1.50am,
                  most spectacular celebration                       Mosman
                                                                                         2.10am, 2.40am, 3.20am, 5.10am
                                                                                         12.30am, 1.15am, 2.00am
                  to welcome the beginning                           Neutral Bay         12.40am, 1.10am, 1.40am

                  of a new year.                                     Woolwich            12.30am, 1.30am

                                                                     On New Year’s Day services operate to a public holiday timetable.
                                                                     † Services may be delayed if the harbour exclusion zone time is extended.

                  Inside this guide you will find everything you
                  need to know about New Year’s Eve public
                  transport arrangements including train,            Australian
                  bus and ferry timetable information;               Conservation Foundation
                  New Year’s Eve bus terminal locations;             Official charity of 2009 Sydney New Year’s Eve.
                  details of road closures; and handy travel tips.   Turn over a new green leaf –
         By train                                                            Transport map   New Year’s Eve temporary
                                                                                             CBD bus terminal locations
CityRail is running to a Saturday timetable, with additional services                        Destination and map reference
throughout the evening and early morning.                                                    1 South Eastern Suburbs
                                                                                                Routes 301, 303, 309, 310, 391, 392, 394,
Between 8pm and 1am you cannot alight from trains at                                            396, 397, 399
Circular Quay Station. After 8pm you will need to alight at                                     Depart Elizabeth St (east side)
Wynyard, St James or Martin Place stations and walk to the                                      between Market and Park sts
Harbour foreshore.                                                                           2 East and South Eastern Suburbs
                                                                                                Routes 308, 339, 343, 373, 374, 376, 377
See the table below for your last train times on New Year’s Eve                                 Depart Park St (south side) between
and first train times on New Year’s Day (departure times are from                               Elizabeth and College sts
Central Station unless otherwise noted).                                                     3 Eastern Suburbs
                                                                                                (Oxford and William sts)
                                                                                                Routes 311, 324-327, 333, 380, 389
CityRail line                                      Last train First train                       Depart College St (east side) at St Mary’s
n Eastern Suburbs                                     4.37am      4.52am                        Cathedral between St Mary’s Rd and William St
                                                                                             4 Southern Region and
n Illawarra (to Cronulla)                             4.59am      5.29am                       Inner Western Suburbs
                                                                                               Routes 412, 413, 422, 423, 426, 428, 431-434,
n Illawarra (to Waterfall)                            5.14am      5.44am                       435-440, 461, 470, 480-483, 501
n Bankstown                                           4.05am      4.36am                       Depart Castlereagh St (east side)
                                                                                               between Market and Park sts
n Inner West                                          4.23am      5.01am                     5 North Western Suburbs (Victoria Road)
                                                                                               Routes 500 series (not including 501)
n East Hills (via Airport)                            3.24am      5.08am                        Pyrmont and Balmain
                                                                                                Routes 441, 442, 443
n East Hills                                          4.54am      5.08am                        Depart York St (east side) between
n South                                               4.28am      4.58am                        Market and Druitt sts at QVB
                                                                                             6 Northern Suburbs
n North Shore                                         4.45am      5.09am                        Routes 201-207, 263, 272, 273
                                                                                                Depart York St (east side) between Margaret
n Western (to Penrith)                                4.36am      4.51am                        and Wynyard sts at Wynyard Station
n Western (to Richmond)                               3.37am*     4.24am*                    7 Northern Beaches/Military Road
                                                                                                Routes 168, 170, 175, 178, 180, 184, 185, E65,
n Olympic Park (from Lidcombe)                        3.30am      6.10am                        E66, E68, E69, E70, E71, E77, E78, E79, E83, E86,
                                                                                                E88, E89, L80, L85, L88, L90, 243-247, 249
n Northern via Strathfield                            4.26am      4.55am                        Depart Carrington St, Wynyard Station
                                                                                                (west side) between Margaret and
n Northern via Chatswood                              4.35am      5.30am**                      Wynyard sts. E65 depart York St (east side)
n Carlingford (from Clyde)                            2.52am      4.24am                     8 North Western Suburbs
                                                                                                Including Lane Cove, Epping Road services
nn South Coast (to Wollongong)                        3.40am      4.42am                        Routes 252, 254, 288, 290, 292
                                                                                                Depart Clarence St (west side) between
nn Southern Highlands                                 2.51am§     6.04am§                       Margaret and Erskine sts
                                                                                                • All stop services north of Margaret St
nn Blue Mountains                                     2.48am      3.48am                        • Freeway services south of Margaret St
nn Newcastle & Central Coast                          3.15am‡     4.45am                     9 No temporary terminal

nn Hunter                                             3.40am¥     3.51am¥                    North Sydney bus terminal locations
                                                                                             10 Northern Beaches, Military Road
* Departs Blacktown ** Departs Chatswood § Departs Campbelltown                                 and Eastern Valley Way
¥ Departs Newcastle ‡ To Wyong
                                                                                                Routes 151, 175, 184, 188, L78,
For New Year’s Eve timetable information visit                                202-208, 227, 228, 229, 230, 263
                                                                                                Depart Miller St (west side) between
Wheelchair access                                                                               Pacific Hwy and Berry St, North Sydney
Central, Town Hall, Wynyard, North Sydney, Milsons Point and                                 11 Epping Road, Pacific Highway
                                                                                                and Chatswood
Circular Quay stations are wheelchair accessible.
                                                                                                Routes 252, 254, 261, 265, 273, 287, 290
                                                                                                Depart Pacific Hwy (west side) Miller St, and
                                                                                                Berry St, North Sydney.
                                                                                                Services to the QVB, Railway Square and
                                                                                                Wynyard terminate at North Sydney during
                                                                                                Sydney Harbour Bridge closure.
Avoid queues                                                               Harbour celebrations                                                     Fireworks
 ... and missing the celebration                                                                             ... and fireworks                                        ... magic further afield
To avoid queues and save time and money, you should buy a                  2009 Sydney New Year’s Eve                                               Campbelltown
return ticket when travelling to your New Year’s Eve events.
                                                                           Nowhere on earth celebrates the New Year like Sydney – the               New Year’s Eve celebrations will take place in Koshigaya Park
                                                                                                                                                    with a huge line up of entertainment from 7pm and fireworks
             Special New Year’s Eve bus ticket                             undisputed New Year’s Eve capital of the world. Everyone is invited
                                                                                                                                                    displays at 9pm and midnight. For more information visit
                                                                           to join the celebrations on the Harbour and to get into the spirit by
                 Available from your Sydney Buses driver, this             coming dressed in a touch of blue. Sydney’s spirit is reflected by the or phone 4645 4921
                  ticket costs just $6 for adults, $3 for child/           colour blue – our stunning blue harbour and gorgeous summer sky.
                   concession and allows unlimited travel on all                                                                                    Newcastle
                    Sydney Buses between 3pm on New Year’s                 The countdown to midnight begins at 5pm with pre show
                                                                           entertainment on the Harbour, an Indigenous Smoking Ceremony             Join in the New Year’s Eve celebrations on Newcastle Foreshore,
                    Eve and 9am on New Year’s Day. Available                                                                                        with fireworks displays at 9pm and midnight. For more information
                    for purchase from 3pm New Year’s Eve on all            and an Acknowledgement of Country at 8pm; followed by the
                                                                                                                                                    visit or phone 4974 2845
                   services except Route 333 and Metrobus 10               spectacular 9pm Family Fireworks and Harbour of Light Parade.
                                                                           Then at midnight Sydney bursts the night sky open with the epic          Please remember Newcastle Foreshore is an alcohol-free zone.
                  and 20. Please have your exact fare ready.
                                                                           Midnight Fireworks display to signal the start of the New Year.
               CityRail New Year’s Eve                                     If you are heading out, tune your radio to 104.1 2Day FM to
                                                                                                                                                    Prince Alfred Park will come alive with one of Sydney’s biggest New Year’s
                                                                           enjoy the exclusive synchronised music soundtrack for the 9pm
             ticketing information                                         Family and Midnight Fireworks. Or watch all the action at home
                                                                                                                                                    Eve celebrations. There will be kids’ entertainment from 6pm followed
              CityRail return tickets purchased on New Year’s Eve                                                                                   by great live acts and spectacular fireworks display at 9.15pm. For more
                                                                           on Channel 9, with live coverage of both fireworks shows across
                are valid for your return journey anytime up to                                                                                     information visit or phone 8839 3311
                                                                           Australia at 8.30pm and 11.30pm.
                    midday on New Year’s Day, Friday 1 January.
                                                                           Those heading out on the water need to be fully aware of                 Wollongong
                         Remember to keep your ticket safe for             exclusion zones and movement times.
                           your return journey home, as you                                                                                         Family entertainment, stalls, amusement rides and fireworks are
                             must have a valid ticket when                 Make sure you plan your night ahead and visit                            staged in Lang Park from 5pm, on the foreshore of Wollongong’s
                                travelling on public transport.   for all the event details                      City Beach. Fireworks will light the sky of Wollongong at 9.30pm
                                                                           including what’s on, vantage points, access and restrictions.            from Flagstaff Hill with the event concluding at 10.30pm. For more
                                                                           Proudly produced by City of Sydney.                                      information visit or phone 4227 7104

                                       CityRail New Year’s Eve
                                       Ticketing Conditions                Road closures
                                        • Return tickets are available     – leave the car at home
                                        for purchase from all CityRail     This New Year’s Eve there are many roads closed in the Sydney
                                         stations and ticket vending       CBD, North Sydney and the City’s foreshore areas. All affected
                                         machines on New Year’s Eve,                                                                                For further NYE transport info,
                                        31 December 2009. Tickets          roads in the CBD will be closed by 8.30pm for pedestrian safety.         including train, bus and ferry timetables visit
                                        are valid for one return journey   The Cahill Expressway will be closed in both directions between or call Transport Info on 131 500
                                        only to and from location.         the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Domain Tunnel at 11am on
                                        • Return tickets to celebrations   New Year’s Eve. The High Street on-ramp to the Cahill Expressway
                                       in the City are valid for one       and lanes 7 and 8 southbound on the Sydney Harbour Bridge will
                                      journey to and from any of the       close at 1pm. All other access ramps and lanes on the Bridge will
                                     following stations: Wynyard, Town     be progressively closed from 11pm. The Bridge will close in both
                                   Hall, Central, Circular Quay,           directions at 11.45pm and reopen to traffic at 1am after cleaning.
                                  St James, Museum, Martin Place           The ANZAC Bridge will also be closed to motorists travelling into
                                 and Kings Cross.                          the city during the 9pm and Midnight Fireworks.
                               • If you are travelling to North Sydney     Special event clearways will be enforced from 2am, New Year’s
                             or Milsons Point, you need to purchase a      Eve. Please check signs before parking as illegally parked vehicles
                          ticket to these destinations.                    will be towed away and fines apply. For a full list of road closures
                      • A station access fee applies for travel            and clearways, visit the RTA’s website at
                  from Green Square, Mascot, Domestic                      newsevents or call the RTA’s Traffic Information Line on 132 701
                and International stations.                                for current conditions.
Tips for a great night
  Plan ahead
  The earlier you start planning your New Year’s Eve celebrations,
  the easier it is to arrange the best way to get there using public
  transport. Be sure to allow plenty of time for your journey and try to
  avoid travelling at peak times. Avoid queues, save time and money
  and buy a return bus or train ticket. See ticket options in this guide.
  Walking and taxis
  Wherever possible, walk to and from train stations, bus stops
  and ferry wharves. If you wish to catch a taxi from the CBD, we
  suggest you use the secure taxi rank located in Elizabeth Street
  (between Liverpool and Goulburn streets), which will be staffed
  with security personnel between 9pm and 5am.
  Meet your friends away from the action
  Plan to meet friends away from busy train stations and the
  Harbour foreshores. This helps to reduce congestion and makes
  it easier to find people in a less-crowded area.
  Take your radio
  Take your radio for the latest event information and listen to
  104.1 2Day FM for the exclusive synchronised music soundtrack
  of the 9pm Family and Midnight Fireworks.
  Pack it right
  Don’t pack any glass bottles or containers. No bring your
  own (BYO) alcohol is permitted in managed access sites. Pack
  your sunscreen, wear a hat, drink plenty of water and wear
  comfortable shoes.
  Think before you drink
  It is an offence to drink alcohol on public transport. Heavily
  intoxicated people will not be permitted to travel on CityRail,
  Sydney Buses or Sydney Ferries services.
  Make it a safe celebration
  Keep your fluids up by drinking plenty of water and avoid
  excessive amounts of alcohol. Plan when you will eat so you don’t
  skip a meal. Apply sunscreen every two hours and wear a hat.
  Bring your own prescribed medications – and if you or someone
  you know needs help, find the nearest St John’s Ambulance post.
  Wear appropriate clothing and beware of broken glass when
  walking and sitting down.
  Please use bins provided or take your rubbish home with you.
  Leave glass bottles at home and always bin your butts.

Information in this brochure is correct at time of print and is subject to change without notice.

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