Big night out bus

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

THERE is a new bus ser­vice in town to de­liver you safely home af­ter a big night out.

With other Port Dou­glas bus com­pa­nies usu­ally fin­ish­ing their ser­vices around mid­night, the Adrenalin shut­tle bus will be run­ning from 6pm un­til the last punter is off the streets - usu­ally around 3am.

Adrenalin Water Sports and Comfy Cruises op­er­a­tor Tony Ritter said that most of the com­plaints he heard from tourists last sea­son was how dif­fi­cult it was to find trans­port af­ter a night out.

‘‘ Most of the com­plaints were about there be­ing no buses to get back to their ac­com­mo­da­tion af­ter mid­night,’’ he said.

‘‘Hav­ing walked home a few times my­self af­ter a night out and hear­ing the com­plaints from tourists, we de­cided it was a good idea to start a ser­vice that runs later.

‘‘We don’t be­lieve peo­ple should have to wait any longer than 10-15 min­utes for a lift home, and at a flat rate of $5 we will de­liver you to your door.’’

The late night ser­vice is cur­rently con­duct­ing test runs and has been well re­ceived by the pub­lic.

‘‘We are pro­vid­ing a com­mu­nity ser­vice, mak­ing sure that peo­ple are off the street and get­ting home safely,’’ Mr Ritter said.

‘‘We are not try­ing to get in­volved in any feud be­tween the lo­cal bus com­pa­nies, we just want to of­fer a ser­vice that is ob­vi­ously needed in the area.’’

The ser­vice is op­er­at­ing on week­ends un­til April when it will start a seven days a week op­er­a­tion from 6pm-3am.

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