“Customers want a safe, frequent and affordable way of getting home from Kings Cross after a night out, along with better signage to direct them to public transport,” a Transport for NSW spokesperson said.
The Plan B Bus will operate four times an hour from Kings Cross to Town Hall and on to Central with a cheaper fare of $2 compared to the $3.70 Night Ride services.
“We encourage people to have a Plan B if they want to drink and these frequent bus services early on Saturday and Sunday mornings will make it easier for customers to get home,” the spokesperson said.
The new Plan B Bus will complement existing Night Ride services that run between Bondi Junction and Central via Edgecliff, Kings Cross, Martin Place and Town Hall every half an hour. This means a bus will leave Kings Cross every 10 minutes between 1am and 5am.
“The Plan B Bus will have a security guard on board to provide passengers with a secure environment and will depart from Bayswater Road for a flat $2 fare.”
Kings Cross patrons will also be reminded to have a Plan B through posters and drink coasters at venues.
“We are using better, simplified signs to communicate information about late night transport services, with a range of targeted Plan B messages throughout the Kings Cross precinct with directions to where patrons can catch the Plan B Bus,” the spokesperson said.
About 25,000 drink coasters promoting the Plan B message will be distributed to more than 15 venues in the Cross. Plan B branded napkins will also be distributed to promote the Plan B Bus to revellers grabbing a late night snack.
The Plan B Bus is part of the Kings Cross Plan of Management. The Plan of Management aims to eliminate anti-social behaviour in Kings Cross and to help customers leave Kings Cross quickly and safely after a night out.
Transport for NSW will continue to work with other NSW Government agencies and the City of Sydney Council to improve late night transport options from Kings Cross.
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