LATE BUS: Road safety officer Wendy Johnson.
LATE BUS: Road safety officer Wendy Johnson.

Late Nighter languishes

By RENEE REDMOND

LOCK your cars in the garage and jump on Lismore's Late Nighter ? or risk losing it.

That's the message Lismore City Council's road safety officer Wendy Johnson is giving to the Lismore community, with only two weeks until the service is reviewed.

The Lismore Late Nighter was introduced in February, but Ms Johnson has revealed that unless another 200 people a week start using it, the service would fold.

Ms Johnson said the bus operates from 10pm until 3.45am from Thursday to Saturday, taking patrons from the Lismore CBD to bus stops across Lismore and Goonellabah.

She said the bus service was on a trial period for 18 weeks but was being reviewed during the second week of April.

"Everyone says it's a good idea but we need at least 100 passengers per night to sustain it and at the moment we're only getting 100 per weekend," she said.

"It's not a door-to-door service but it drops people close to their homes and it's only $3 each way," she said.

"The service starts early enough for people who are coming into town to see a movie or have dinner. They could catch a taxi down and get the bus home."

Ms Johnson said Friday was the slowest night and may be cut first if numbers did not improve.

To find out more visit: www.liscity.nsw.gov.au



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