SHUTTLE buses between Broadmeadow and the city will run at no cost to commuters to help offset the closure of Stewart Avenue from 9.30am on Friday.
The council will run the service between McDonald Jones Stadium and the city for free, instead of the normal $2.20 charge, with vouchers for free coffee also on offer from 7.30am to 9am on June 1.
The initiative is part of a push to reduce congestion when Stewart Avenue closes in the first of three weekend shut-downs to allow for light rail works.
"We are working closely with Revitalising Newcastle to help commuters get to work with minimum disruption,” council chief executive Jeremy Bath said.
“Our park and ride service is an easy way to start and end your day that saves commuters time and more than $1,000 annually in parking costs.”
Mr Bath also pointed commuters to the No.2 Sportsground car park.
Stewart Avenue will reopen at 5am on Monday, June 4.
9:30am Friday 1 June to 5am Monday 4 June
7pm Thursday 7 June to 5am Tuesday 12 June (long weekend)
7pm Friday 15 June to 5am Monday 18 June.
Detours will be in place onto Hunter Street for northbound traffic and to Albert Street via Hannell Street for southbound traffic.
Changes to Park and Ride service until Thursday 7 June
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