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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 visiting family and friends.

Each trial follows extensive community engagement, which helps us understand the community need. Following the trial period, reviews are 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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This new day return coach service travels between cities and towns in the Central West.

Services run across 4 days a week to connect you with existing timetabled train and coach services and make a return journey on the same day.

Trial period: from April 2019

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 ticket.

NSW TrainLink is consulting with local communities about proposed coach trial services that will offer better travel options from Broken Hill to Adelaide and from Broken Hill to Mildura.

There are two new services proposed from Broken Hill to Adelaide. The daily weekday service could allow 4 hours in Adelaide before returning on the same day. The weekend service, could offer the opportunity to spend a weekend away before returning to Broken Hill on Sunday evening.

The new daily service from Broken Hill to Mildura will offer customers direct travel to Mildura to spend around 5 hours there before returning on the same day.

The day return services have been designed to allow time for shopping, medical appointments, business activities, and to visit family and friends.

To have your say and provide feedback on the proposal, please take our online community engagement survey.

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 daily coach service between Forster and Coffs Harbour provides customers along the Central and North Coast with a new day return option.

Services run daily to help day trippers, families and local businesses connect with other regional hubs along the Mid North Coast, with the option to return home the same day.

Tickets on sale from Monday 25 March with services beginning Monday 8 April.

Trial period: from April 2019

The Goulburn to Canberra coach service runs in each direction from Monday to Friday and is addition to existing timetabled train services.

Timetable:

Trial period: from September 2018

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

The Goulburn to Campbelltown coach service runs in each direction from Monday to Friday and connects with train services from Campbelltown to Sydney.

Seats cannot be booked on these services. You must use an Opal card or purchase a single trip ticket from an Opal top up and single trip ticket machine* before you travel.

Tap on when you board and tap off at the end of your trip to get the correct fare.

Timetable:

Trial period: from September 2018

*Not available at Goulburn Station. Check stops and stations for ticket machine locations.

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: from March 2018

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

This trial service offers a daily 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 both directions, and then return in the afternoon.

Until 1 May, take a day return trip on the trial service between Albury and Wagga Wagga for just $20.

Timetable:

Trial period: from July 2018

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

This coach service allows customers in the south east to travel from Wagga Wagga to Canberra and back in the same day.

The service will run 5 days a week, stopping at Gundagai on Monday and Friday, and Junee and Cootamundra on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Services will also run at times that allow customers to connect with trains between Canberra and Sydney.

Tickets on sale from Monday 25 March with services beginning Monday 8 April.

Trial period: from April 2019

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: from June 2018

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