Coach trials to connect communities

Published: 5 Dec 2019

Six new coach services will roll out across the state from Monday, 9 December as the NSW Government delivers on its election commitment to better connect regional communities.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said the first of 13 new services had been fast-tracked for some of the state’s most remote communities.

“This commitment is about building better timetables for travel across regional and remote NSW and one of the best ways to get from town to town is by bus,” Mr Barilaro said.

“Smaller towns rely on connections to bigger towns for shopping and essential services and just as importantly, for social activities.

“These extra coach services will mean better connections to nearby rural towns, cities or existing public transport services, and will help people in regional NSW stay better connected to their family, friends and their community.”

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the new services would create new links for small communities including Goodooga, Walgett, Delegate, Cabramurra, Bigga and Ben Lomond.

“These new services will be a game changer for smaller communities. Services will initially commence on a trial basis and allow us to respond to any feedback to improve connections,” Mr Toole said.

“These latest coach trials are part of a bigger program of new services we are delivering to customers across NSW to help regional communities stay connected.

“We have had great success with earlier coach trials and have now permanently timetabled the Tamworth to Dubbo and the Tamworth to Port Macquarie service after a fantastic response from the public.”

The new coach services have been delivered and will be operated by NSW TrainLink. You can book tickets to these services here.

The remaining seven new services connecting remote communities will roll out in the first half of 2020.

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