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Bus driver Trevor ferries Byron and Suffolk locals and visitors around on the weekends. Photo Eve Jeffery
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Out in Byron Bay on Friday and Saturday nights?

Catch the Byron Night Rider late-night shuttle bus home. Operating every Friday and Saturday from 11pm until 3.30am, the bus does a Byron Bay loop between Suffolk Park and Sunrise. It runs every 30 minutes from Suffolk Park and from Sunrise every 20 minutes.

Byron Shire Council officer Joanne McMurtry said feedback from those riding the bus has been very positive. ‘From all accounts, the mood on the bus is fun.’

‘At our busiest time of the year in Byron Bay the Night Rider bus is a great option for planning how you will get home. People using the service have been a mixture of locals and visitors and anywhere from 40 to 100 passengers have jumped on board each night,’ she said.

While it’s a free service, if you can spare a gold coin or two, don’t hesitate to drop it into the box. All funds collected help support the cost of the shuttle service.

In Sunrise you can catch the bus at the bus stops at Ozigo, Julian Rocks Drive and Van Village.

In Suffolk Park, the bus stops at the corner of Alcorn and Clifford streets, opposite the Park Hotel, corner Coogera Circuit and Beech Drive, plus on the corner of Teak Circuit and Beech Drive.

In addition to the late-night bus, an alcohol education campaign was launched just prior to Christmas.

The campaign included extra ‘alcohol free area’ signage in town and is supported by Cringe the Binge.

The late-night bus and the Alcohol Education Campaign are initiatives of Byron Shire Council with funding from the NSW government.

The summer service will end on Australia Day night (Sunday, January 26) with an extra service.


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