More transport choices powering regions
19 September 2019
The NSW Government is opening up more transport options for the bush with a new mid-week train service between Griffith and Sydney, a second Bathurst Bullet, and two new timetabled coach services kicking off this week.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the new services would create more travel options and more opportunities for regional communities.
“We have delivered better connections between regional centres with the coach trial between Port Macquarie and Tamworth being timetabled, along with the Tamworth to Dubbo coach service,” Mr Toole said.
“In the Central West we had the maiden voyage of the Bathurst Bullet 2.0 which left Bathurst at 7.35am on Monday, making history by stopping at both Rydal and Tarana stations.
“From October 16, a coach connection will also run between Orange and both Bathurst Bullet trains, seven days a week. “On Wednesday the second weekly Griffith to Sydney train service departed Sydney’s Central station at 12.01pm and arrived in Griffith at 8.33pm, returning to Sydney again this morning at 7.25am.
“By improving connections to the bush and between regional hubs, we are also making it easier for visitors to see what our great regions have to offer.”
Mr Toole said the NSW Government was still building upon the new services with a number of coach trials taking place.
“We have two trial coach services connecting Broken Hill to Mildura, and to Adelaide which are improving connections from our most regional communities to nearby hubs including air services, shopping facilities and medical specialists,” Mr Toole said.
“We’re also halfway through community consultation on 13 new coach services that will help connect 44 regional communities from across the state, which we expect to start in early 2020.
“These services have only been made possible by a Liberals & Nationals Government that recognises the importance of better transport links for the bush to growing local economies and creating opportunities for locals.”
Customers can visit TransportNSW info/regional or call 13 22 23 for more information about NSW TrainLink services.