New bus trials for better regional connections
Small regional communities now have more travel choices and better connectivity to nearby centres with six new bus services rolling out across the state. These new transport services connect isolated communities, such as Tumut, Conargo, Ashford, Boorowa and Trunkey Creek with nearby regional and city centres.
These services will make it easier to get to important medical appointments, get groceries, and to stay connected with family and friends.
Transport for NSW will monitor the feedback throughout the duration of the six-month trial, and communicate with the community on any changes. The new services being delivered will be conducted by a range of local operators, including:
- Goondiwindi – Inverell - Reynolds & Fogarty Pty Ltd
- Wyangala – Canberra - Live Better Services
- Tambar Springs – Tamworth - R.C & F.M Hemmings (Fiona’s Mini Buses)
- Conargo – Echuca - L.C Dyson's Bus Services Pty Ltd
- Tumut – Wagga Wagga - Goodes Coaches Pty Ltd
- Trunkey Creek – Bathurst - Buslines Group Pty Ltd (Bathurst Buslines)
Timetables for the new services are available online, to book, simply contact the operator.
Concession fares are available, including the $2.50 RED ticket.
Goondiwindi (QLD) to Inverell via Boggabilla, Toomelah, North Star, Yetman and Ashford
Wheelchair Accessible day return coach service on Fridays. Connects at Inverell with NSW TrainLink coach service to Grafton.
Tambar Springs to Tamworth via Premer, Spring Ridge, Caroona, Currabubulaand Duri
Day return service on Fridays, booking for wheelchair accessible vehicle available.
Wyangala to Canberra (ACT) via Darby Falls, Cowra, Koorawatha, Bendick Murrell, Murringo and Boorowa
Day return service on Fridays, booking for wheelchair accessible vehicle available. Several stops in Canberra including Civic, Canberra station and Canberra Hospital.
Conargo to Echuca (VIC) via Deniliquin, Mathoura and Moama
Day return service on Wednesdays in a wheelchair accessible coach. Connects with existing NSW TrainLink and/or V/Line transport services to Sydney/Melbourne.
Tumut to Wagga Wagga via Adelong, Grahamstown, Tarcutta and Ladysmith
Day return service on Wednesdays. Several stops in Wagga Wagga including the hospital, train station and main shopping centres. Connects with existing transport
Trunkey Creek to Bathurst via Neville, Barry, Newbridge, Wimbledon, Georges Plain and Perthville
Wheelchair accessible day return service on Wednesdays. Several stops in Bathurst including the train station, RSL and hospitals.