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NSW TrainLink Regional Coach trials

NSW TrainLink is trialling new coach services to better connect regional communities. These services are designed to provide new or additional links between:

 

Key benefits

These trials aim to provide new connections for regional communities for commuting, attending medical or business appointments, shopping, recreational activities and catching up with family and friends.

Each trial follows extensive community engagement, which helps us understand the community need. Following the trial period, reviews will be undertaken to determine if services should continue permanently.

Trial services are in addition to existing NSW TrainLink train and coach services.

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NSW TrainLink is consulting with local communities about a proposal to trial new coach services that will enable day return travel between cities and towns in the Central West, with stops at towns in between.

Services in the area will be offered along three major routes:

  • Bathurst – Orange – Dubbo
  • Dubbo – Parkes
  • Dubbo – Orange

Services will run at times that allow customers to connect with existing timetabled train and coach services and make a return journey on the same day. This will provide customers in the Central West with more connections and more choice when travelling in the region.

We are currently in the process of planning this service and will release more information shortly.

If you would like more information about this service, contact the project team by calling 02 8574 2474 or email NSWTrainLinkCommunities@transport.nsw.gov.au.

This new day return service from Brewarrina and Bourke to Dubbo runs on Wednesday and Thursday, travelling to Dubbo in the morning and returning to Bourke and Brewarrina in the evening.

This service provides better access for the communities of Bourke and Brewarrina to medical and healthcare providers, businesses, shopping and recreational activities in Dubbo.

Timetables:

Trial period: from May 2018

Bookings are essential. Seasonal fares apply, plus you’ll save 10% when you book online. Book your seat

This new day return coach service offers more travel options from Goulburn to Canberra and Goulburn to Sydney (via Campbelltown).

You can travel from Goulburn to Canberra or Canberra to Sydney in the morning and return in the evening.

Timetable:

Trial period: September 2018 – March 2019

Bookings are essential for the services between Goulburn and Canberra. Seasonal fares apply, plus you’ll save 10% when you book online. Book your seat

You cannot book seats on the coach between Campbelltown and Goulburn, and must use an Opal card or purchase an Opal single ticket from a Ticket Machine at stations to travel on this service. Please remember to tap on when you board and tap off when you arrive at your destination.

The Tamworth to Dubbo service runs in each direction on Mondays and Fridays. From Dubbo you can connect with Western regional coaches and XPT services.

The Tamworth to Port Macquarie service runs in both directions on Monday. It also runs from Tamworth to Port Macquarie on Friday and returns on Sunday. All services stop at Wauchope where you can connect to North Coast XPT services.

Timetables:

Trial period: March 2018 – March 2019

Bookings are essential. Seasonal fares apply, plus you’ll save 10% when you book online. Book your seat

NSW TrainLink is consulting with local communities about a proposed coach service that will help day trippers, families and local businesses travel between Forster and Coffs Harbour, and return home on the same day.

  • Forster to Coffs Harbour
  • Coffs Harbour to Forster

It is expected the service would provide customers along the Central and North Coast with a new day return option. This also provides a mid-morning Mid North Coast service that is currently not available by existing rail services.

The proposed trial, set to start early this year, would also provide new connections for Taree, Cundletown, Kew, Kempsey, Frederickton, Macksville, Nambucca Heads and Urunga.

We are currently in the process of planning this service and will release more information shortly.

If you would like more information about this service, contact the project team by calling 02 8574 2474 or email NSWTrainLinkCommunities@transport.nsw.gov.au.

This trial service offers a day-return connection between Wagga Wagga and Albury in addition to existing train services in the region. You can travel between the two cities in the morning, in either direction, and then return in the afternoon.

Following consultation with the community, the original route via The Rock, Henty and Culcairn will now also include stops in Uranquinty, Yerong Creek, Gerogery, Lavington and Wodonga. 

Timetable:

Trial period: July 2018 – January 2019

Bookings are essential. Seasonal fares apply, plus you’ll save 10% when you book online. Book your seat

NSW TrainLink is consulting with local communities about a proposal to trial coach services connecting Wagga Wagga with Canberra.

The service would provide customers in the south east the opportunity to travel to Canberra, spend around six to seven hours there and travel back in the same day.

There are two potential routes between Wagga Wagga and Canberra:

  • Wagga Wagga – Gundagai – Canberra (and return)
  • Wagga Wagga – Junee – Cootamundra – Canberra (and return)

Services will run at times that allow customers to connect with trains between Canberra and Sydney. This will provide customers in Wagga Wagga, Gundagai, Junee and Cootamundra with more choice when travelling to and from Sydney. 

We are currently in the process of planning this service and will release more information shortly.

If you would like more information about this service, contact the project team by calling 02 8574 2474 or email NSWTrainLinkCommunities@transport.nsw.gov.au.

This extra coach service will reduce the travel time between Young and Sydney. The existing train journey involves a transfer at Cootamundra Station. The trial service provides a more seamless connection with XPT trains to Sydney saving two hours on the journey time between Young and Sydney.

Timetable:

Trial period: June 2018 – January 2019

Bookings are essential. Seasonal fares apply, plus you’ll save 10% when you book online. Book your seat

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