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29 May 2018

Receive real-time light rail updates

Navigating light rail construction and ongoing inner-city road closures is now a lot easier with the launch of a Newcastle Now initiative.
People can register for real-time light rail construction updates at the Newcastle Now website and can choose to receive the information via email, text or Facebook Messenger.

Newcastle Now executive manager Richard Christian said the organisation was working with local businesses affected by light rail construction and had identified information sharing as a priority.

“We want the process to be as straightforward as possible,” he said. “This is an opportunity to reach people in a way that is convenient for them. As the light rail construction progresses, it is essential that key information is widely available.”

Subscribers will receive information about road closures, parking, changes to bus timetables, pedestrian access and the most effective routes into the city.
“The information will help businesses respond and enable people to plan their trips into Newcastle,” said Mr Christian.

Subscribers can opt out at any time.

To register visit www.newcastlenow.org.au/lightrail


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