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NSW TrainLink Regional Coach trials

NSW TrainLink is trialling new coach services to better connect regional communities.

New trial services:

Tickets on sale now.

Current trial services:

New proposed trials:

Key benefits

Travel in comfort on board a NSW TrainLink coach with air-conditioning, wheelchair access and toilet facilities, plus space for shopping, prams and luggage. There are also discounts for families, kids and concession card holders.

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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New trial services

Get on board NSW TrainLink’s new weekly coach service from Anglers Reach to Cooma, stopping at Old Adaminaby, Adaminaby and Dairymans Plains along the way. You’ll also have more choice for travel with connections from Cooma to Canberra.

Tickets are now on sale, with return services operating every Wednesday.

Timetable:

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

 

Get on board NSW TrainLink’s new weekly coach service from Bigga to Goulburn, stopping at Binda, Crookwell, Grabben Gullen along the way. You’ll also have more choice for travel to Canberra with connecting services from Goulburn.

Tickets are now on sale, with return services operating every Tuesday from 10 December.

Timetable:

Trial period: from December 2019

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

Get on board NSW TrainLink’s new weekly coach service from Delegate to Nimmitabel, stopping at Bombala and Bibbenluke along the way. You’ll also have more choice for travel with connections from Nimmitabel to Canberra.

Tickets are now on sale, with return services operating every Thursday from 12 December.

Timetable:

Trial period: from December 2019

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

Get on board NSW TrainLink’s new weekly coach service from Goodooga to Dubbo, via Lightning Ridge. You’ll also have more choice for travel to Sydney with services from Dubbo.

Tickets are now on sale, with return services operating every Thursday from 12 December.

Timetable:

Trial period: from December 2019

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

Get on board NSW TrainLink’s new weekly coach service from Moree Town to Walgett, stopping at Bullarah and Collarenebri along the way.

Travelling to Dubbo?

You can catch a connecting coach from Walgett to Dubbo at 6.40am. The same-day return service from Dubbo arrives in Walgett at 6pm.

Spend a night in Dubbo and return on Thursday with the 2.20pm coach service to Walgett, connecting with the 7pm service to Moree Town.

Tickets are now on sale, with return services operating every Wednesday from 11 December.

Timetable:

Trial period: from December 2019

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

Get on board NSW TrainLink’s new daily coach service from Tenterfield to Armidale now stopping at Ben Lomond.

You’ll also have more choice for travel to Sydney with connecting services from Armidale.

Tickets are now on sale, with return services operating every daily from Monday 10 December.

Timetable:

Trial period: from December 2019

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

Get on board NSW TrainLink’s new weekly coach service from Walgett to Moree Town, stopping at Collarenebri and Bullarah along the way.

Travelling to Grafton or onto Brisbane or Byron Bay?

On Wednesday, you can catch a connecting coach from Moree Town to Grafton at 10.55am, where you can connect to services to Brisbane or Byron Bay.

The return service from Grafton arrives in Moree Town on Thursday at 4.10pm.

Tickets are now on sale, with return services operating every Wednesday from 11 December.

Timetable:

Trial period: from December 2019

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

Current trial services

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.

The new trial coach services from Broken Hill to Adelaide and Broken Hill to Mildura makes it easy to attend medical appointments, go shopping, or to visit family and friends.

The Broken Hill to Mildura service provides direct travel to Mildura Central Mall so you can spend a few hours before returning home the same day.

The Broken Hill to Adelaide service will allow you to stay for one or more days in Adelaide with services departing Broken Hill on Monday and Friday, returning Tuesday and Sunday.

Both coach services give residents the option of connecting with flights and other coach or train services to most of Australia’s major cities, as well as many regional centres.

Services start Monday 24 June.

Trial period: from 24 June 2019

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

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.

Timetable:

Trial period: from April 2019

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

The Goulburn to Canberra coach service has been extended with a change in service frequency.

The service will now run in each direction on Monday, Wednesday and Friday in 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.

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 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.

Timetable:

Trial period: from April 2019

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

New proposed trials

Local communities are invited to give their feedback on 13 new public transport services soon to be trialled in regional NSW that will offer better travel options to surrounding communities.

NSW TrainLink will be talking to communities in a rolling engagement program across regional NSW over the next few months, to give customers a chance to have their say on how the new services would work in their community.

This proposed trial bus or coach service will connect Conargo and Echuca, via Deniliquin. The day return service will run once a week, connecting customers with existing services to Melbourne.

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 proposed trial bus or coach service will connect Goondiwindi and Inverell, via Boggabilla, Toomelah, North Star, Yetman and Ashford. The day return service will run once per week, allowing customers to connect with the existing coach service between Grafton and Armidale.

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 proposed trial bus or coach service will connect Mudgee and Dubbo via Ballimore, Spicers Creek, Goolma and Gulgong. The day return service will run once per week.

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 proposed trial bus or coach service will connect Tambar Springs and Tamworth, via Permer, Spring Ridge, Caroona and Currabubula. The day return service will run once per week.

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 proposed trial coach service will connect Trunkey Creek and Bathurst. The day return service will run once per week, allowing customers to connect with existing train services from Bathurst to Dubbo, Orange, Lithgow and 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 proposed trial bus or coach service will connect Tumut and Wagga Wagga, via Grahamstown, Tarcutta and Ladysmith. The day return service will run once per week, allowing customers to connect with existing rail services to Sydney and Melbourne.

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 proposed trial coach service will connect Wyangala and Canberra, via Cowra, Murringo and Boorowa. The day return service will run once per week, allowing customers to connect with existing rail and coach services from Canberra.

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.