The Jindabyne night bus service has started for 2017, operating all winter until 9 September.
Now in its 19th year, the evening service runs each Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night during the ski season. The buses pick up and drop off passengers at key bus stops and local venues throughout Jindabyne, and buses have on-board security.
The Member for Monaro John Barilaro said last year that 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 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.”
Jindabyne Night Bus Key Information
- 2 buses will operate on Wednesday & Saturday Nights from 9:45 PM – 2:04 AM
- 1 bus will operate on Friday night from 9:45 PM – 1:44 AM
- Buses to East Jindabyne on Wednesday only. Leaves Banjo Patterson Inn at 10:20 PM and 12:40 AM
- Operates from 28 June to 9 September 2017
- On-board security guard on each bus for your safety
- $2 gold coin requested for travel