Roads Minister Duncan Gay today announced motorists will be able to travel for free across the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Harbour Tunnel from midnight tonight until midday tomorrow, to cater for people travelling to and from ANZAC Day dawn services.
“ANZAC Day is a day of national significance and this concession will make travel easier for the thousands expected to attend important remembrance services around the city,” Mr Gay said.
“We hope veterans, their families and the wider community will take advantage of this concession to travel into the CBD to join commemorations for our fallen soldiers.
“The tolling systems will be turned off from midnight on 25 April and will display $0.00 at the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Tunnel tolling points during this time.
“Time of day tolling will resume from midday tomorrow.
“Flags on the Harbour Bridge and the ANZAC Bridge will be flown at half mast from dawn and will return to full mast around noon.
“Serving and former members of the Australian Defence Force and their families will have access to free public transport tomorrow on all CityRail, Sydney Ferries and Sydney metropolitan and outer metropolitan bus services.
“Veterans and their families should wear their uniforms, display medals or carry official documentation from their local Returned and Services League branch in order to receive free travel.
“Motorists are advised there will be a number of changed traffic conditions in Sydney CBD. Delays are expected and motorists are advised to use public transport where possible.
“I remind motorists that double demerit points will be in place on NSW roads for speeding, seatbelt and helmet offences from midnight tonight through to Sunday 28 April,” Mr Gay said.
For a full list of ANZAC Day event road closures, clearways and the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download Live Traffic NSW for iPhone® and iPad from the App StoreSM, download Live Traffic NSW for AndroidTM from Google Play, or call 132 701.