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Automated vehicle trials

Transport for NSW is partnering with industry, researchers and local councils to trial a number of automated vehicle services across the state. The trials are in place for a limited time and open to the public to use.

The new services are part of a NSW Government program of automated vehicle trials to understand how technology can benefit our customers into the future. Trials are operating across metropolitan and regional NSW and focused on improving connectivity to the existing public transport network.

Bookings and fares

Services will vary and depending on the operator. Some services may operate to a timetable where you can turn up and use the service without booking like a regular bus, while others may operate like an On Demand service and require you to book a service online.

You can use these services free of charge. We encourage you to give feedback when you use these services and you may be asked to fill in a short survey to help us improve services in future.

Service levels

Trials are being operated to enable you to experience automated vehicle technology and provide valuable feedback to improve future transport services. The trials are research focused and services may be changed or temporarily out of service without notice.

Information on alternate transport options is available through the Trip Planner.

Accessibility

During the trial period only some operators will operate wheelchair accessible vehicles. If you require accessible services, please plan your trip on the Trip Planner to identify accessible options.

Feedback and questions

If you have questions, suggestions, feedback or complaints, you can submit your feedback online.

Available services

Timetable

ARDi will operate to a regular timetable with services running every 10 minutes, from 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 12 noon each Saturday.

Timetable information is available in the Trip Planner or check the online timetable.

Fares

The trial is open to the public and you can use these services free of charge.

Stops

ARDi has four stops, Town Hall, Old Armidale Courthouse, The Mall Arcade and New England Hotel.

Accessibility

The ARDi services uses the EasyMile EZ10 shuttle whch has a wheelchair ramp, allowing easy access onto the shuttle.