It's official - Newcastle light rail passenger services will begin on Monday, February 18.
Transport Minister Andrew Constance has confirmed frequent services will run daily from 5am til 1am.
A community open day will take place on Sunday, February 17 allowing the public to take a free ride on the light rail.
“The open day will be one big celebration, with something for all ages and tastes at unique events near each of Newcastle Light Rail’s six stops.
“Light rail will run throughout the event, allowing people to venture from stop to stop, exploring the city in a completely new way.”
Extra staff will be on hand to help passengers use the service when it launches.
“As this is a completely new system, we anticipate there will be some minor kinks to iron out initially as passengers get used to it and as the last of the light rail vehicles are fully commissioned,” Keolis Downer Hunter Managing Director Mark Dunlop said.
“We expect the service to improve daily as the system is optimised, and we’re committed to helping our passengers get the most out of light rail.”