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. NYE09 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 timetable. 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 – newgreenleaf.com 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 www.cityrail.info 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 www.campbelltown.nsw.gov.au 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 www.ncc.nsw.gov.au 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. Parramatta 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 www.parracity.nsw.gov.au 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. www.sydneynewyearseve.com 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 www.wollongong.nsw.gov.au 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 www.131500.com.au 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 www.rta.nsw.gov.au/ 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. Remember 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.