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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

Each trial aims to provide new connections for commuting, attending medical or business appointments, shopping, recreational activities and catching up with family and friends.

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The trial of the new connections between Tamworth and Newcastle, Tamworth and Dubbo and Tamworth and Port Macquarie started on Monday 12 March 2018.

The trial will operate for six months to assess demand for the service and will determine the ongoing whether it continues permanently.


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A six month coach trial will operate between Wagga Wagga and Albury from Monday 16 July to allow you to travel between the two cities in the morning, in either direction, and then return in the afternoon.

The stops originally proposed for The Rock, Henty and Culcairn have been added to following consultation with the community to also include Uranquinty, Yerong Creek, Gerogery, Lavington and Wodonga.

The trials are designed to provide the community with a convenient day return service to complement the existing XPT trains serving the region.

If you would like to provide feedback, please fill in our online community engagement survey.


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Coach stop locations

Stop Location
Wodonga Water Tower, High Street interchange
Albury Albury Railways Station
Lavington Lavington Square Shopping Centre, Griffith Road
Gerogery Outside the Post Office, Main Street
Culcairn Opposite Railway Station, Olympic Highway
Henty Opposite Railway Station, Olympic Highway
Yerong Creek Outside Post Office, Plunkett Street
The Rock Opposite Railway Station, Olympic Highway
Uranquinty Outside Caltex, Olympic Highway
Wagga Wagga Wagga Wagga Railway Station
Wagga Wagga Baylis Street, outside Sturt Mall
Wagga Wagga Fitzmaurice Street, outside Court House



Fares shown below are one way between Wagga Wagga and Albury/Wodonga - different fares apply for other stops along the route, depending on the distance of travel.

Fare type Cost
Adult off peak season $15.95
Adult should season $19.90
Adult peak season $26.51
Pensioners and Seniors all seasons $2.50
Children and Students all seasons $13.26

(Adult fares shown above are for bookings made face to face or by phone, you can save 10% on adult fares by booking online)

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. 

To help plan this service, please complete our online community engagement survey or attend an information stall near you:


Monday 29 October, 4.30 – 7.30pm
Outside Woolworths, 244 Sheridan Street


Tuesday 30 October, 1 – 2.30pm
Outside Junee Station Café, Railway Square

Tuesday 30 October, 3 – 5pm
Outside Junee IGA, 102 Broadway


Wednesday 31 October, 12.30 – 3.30pm
Cootamundra Station, Hovell Street

Wednesday 31 October, 5 – 6.30pm
Outside Woolworths, Parker Lane

Wagga Wagga

Thursday 1 November, 4 – 7.30pm
Wagga Wagga Marketplace (near the food court), 87 Baylis Street

Friday 2 November, 11.30am – 3.30pm
Wagga Wagga Station, Station Place

If you’re unable to attend an information stall and would like more information, contact the project team by calling 02 8574 2474 or email

From Monday 10 September NSW TrainLink's new day return coach services will offer more travel options between Goulburn and Canberra and Goulburn and Sydney.

You will be able to travel between Goulburn to Canberra or Canberra to Sydney in the morning and return in the evening.

These services will complement existing NSW TrainLink train and coach services in these areas, providing more travel options for residents and visitors.

You will not be able to book seats on the coach between Campbelltown and Goulburn, instead you can just use your Opal card, or purchase an Opal single ticket from a Ticket Machine at stations, to travel on these services. Just remember to tap on at the start then and off at each end of your journey.

Bookings are essential for the services between Goulburn and Canberra.


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From 16 May NSW TrainLink has been trialling day return services from Brewarrina and Bourke to Dubbo. Services run on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

You will be able to travel to Dubbo in the morning and return to Bourke and Brewarrina in the evening.

The new services will improve access for the communities of Bourke and Brewarrina to medical and healthcare providers, businesses, shopping and recreational activities in the main regional centre of Dubbo.

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From Sunday 17 June NSW TrainLink is reducing travel times between Young and Sydney with the trial of an extra coach service connecting to XPT services.

The journey between Young and Sydney involves a transfer at Cootamundra Station. The additional coach service provides a more seamless connection with XPT trains saving two hours on the journey time between Young and Sydney.

The trial will operate for six months to assess demand for the service whether it continues permanently.

Existing regional fares between Young and Sydney apply for the trial.

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