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July 17, 2019

Sports Hopper Offers Stress-Free Sports Runs for Parents

Liftango launches On-Demand Public Transport service, Sports Hopper, to be trialled in southern Sydney for weekend sporting events.

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In partnership with Transdev and Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW), Liftango is launching a unique on demand public transport service ‘Sports Hopper’, to trial in the Sutherland Shire, Sydney.

The trial is a part of the NSW Government’s On Demand Transport Pilot Program and aims to eliminate weekend stress and parking pain for parents, especially those who have to balance responsibilities with driving their kids to and from sporting grounds.

How does it work?

Sports Hopper is a new On-Demand Public Transport pilot that connects children and parents between Gymea and the Bellingara Netball Courts. Families can now leave the car at home and avoid the stress of finding parking on busy Saturday game days. We highly recommend children travelling on their own keep the device used to book their trip with them as they will receive a notification before their return journey.

Sports Hopper will commence on Saturday 20 July 2019 and operate as a trial for six weeks. Sports Hopper is part of the NSW Government trial of On-Demand Public Transport.

Fares and operating hours

Sports Hopper operates on Saturday from 6.30 am to 5.30 pm. Last pick up from Bellingara Netball Courts is at 4.50 pm.

One way fare:

  • Adult $5.00
  • Concession $2.50

Bookings can be made using the Sports Hopper App. Children travelling on their own are strongly advised to carry the booking device when travelling to ensure they receive notifications for their trip.

How do I book?

  • Download the Sports Hopper App to a phone or a device
  • Set up an account
  • Follow the prompts to book and pay for a ride
  • Use the real-time tracking function to see how far away the bus is
  • Make sure passengers are ready to board when the bus arrives

Sports Hopper offers you a service that is:

  • Personalised
  • Safe and Reliable
  • Frequent and Direct
  • Affordable

About Liftango

Liftango is a smart mobility solution that helps overcome the problems created by an over-reliance on cars. Tackling congestion and parking headaches that both commuters and corporates experience daily, Liftango combines trusted networks, advanced geospatial technology, data-driven insights and customised rewards to get more people sharing their commute.

About the Author

JJ O'Brien

JJ O'Brien


A Chief Marketing Officer that doesn't mind geeking out on a good sci-fi series, loves cooking American-style BBQ and enjoys seeing the positive impact of a well-crafted message.