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Residents encouraged to catch a free shuttle bus

Posted 15 January 2016 by (Hurstville News)

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Vince Badalati is encouraging residents to leave their cars at home and catch a free shuttle bus to and from the Australia Day Festival at Oatley Park, Oatley on 26 January 2016.

Mayor Badalati said the free shuttle bus service will depart every 30 minutes from three separate pick up locations across the City of Hurstville.

“Council is pleased to offer this service to enable festival goers to leave their car either at home or near the pick up locations,” he said.

“This will help reduce traffic congestion around Oatley Park as well as provide festival goers with a hassle-free transport option which will deliver them directly to the event.”

The bus services will commence at 9.15am along the following routes:
Route A
The bus will depart from Hurstville Transport Interchange (Side A), Hurstville. The bus will also pick up festival goers at the bus stop on Bridge Street, Penshurst before making its way to Oatley Park.

Route B
The bus will depart from outside Mortdale Hotel in Pitt Street, Mortdale and proceed to Mulga Road, Oatley to a bus stop in front of the railway station. It will then proceed to a bus stop outside of Coles Supermarket on Mulga Road, Oatley before proceeding to Oatley Park.

Route C
The bus will depart from the front of the railway station at Toroonga Terrace, Beverly Hills before proceeding to the railway station on Thurlow Street, Riverwood. The bus will then proceed to Oatley Park.

PLEASE NOTE: The last shuttle bus will depart Oatley Park at 4.45pm.

Additionally, the road at the main entrance to Oatley Park, Oatley will be closed through to the five ways. Access to and from the Baths and The Castle will be via the Douglas Haig Street entrance only. A free trackless train will shuttle people between the main entrance and Steamroller Park, Oatley.

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