Bush to benefit from public transport boost
20 August 2019
The NSW Government is delivering on its commitment to boost public transport services to 44 communities including Goodooga, Walgett, Spring Ridge, Tarcutta, Boorowa, Conargo and Nimmitabel.Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said 13 new public transport routes would be trialed to link communities to nearby towns, cities or existing public transport services.
“The new services will improve transport access for many remote communities without public transport and for regions with existing services, it will provide faster and more direct connections that will help boost local economies,” Mr Toole said.
“In some of these communities, it will be a real game changer for people in terms of how they get around and their ability to access health services and education opportunities.
“It will also make it easier for tourists to visit our regions and move around in the bush.”
Mr Toole said community consultation started this week with the first session taking place in Trunkey Creek.
“NSW TrainLink staff will be heading out to more local communities across the State in the coming weeks to give customers the chance to have their say on how the new services would work best for them,” Mr Toole said.
“We want to hear from locals as to which timetable they prefer for the trial services along with feedback on what transport options best suit their needs.
“It’s important we get to hear from the people who are going to use these services and get their feedback on how they would like to connect with neighbouring communities.”
NSW TrainLink booths will be set up at locations around the state, with consultation open until mid-October.
The weekly services will initially be provided on a trial basis. To find out more about how to have your say, visit Transport for NSW Regional trains and coaches.