Residents in parts of Lake Macquarie will be able to take part in the trail of a new On Demand Bus service in the new year.

Commuters in Warners Bay, Mount Hutton and Dudley will be able to book a bus to pick them up and take them to where they want to go in the designated “on demand’ area.

It’s a step up from having to wait for regular bus services on designated routes.

Newcastle Transport operator, Keolis Downer says the trial runs for 12 months from January.