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NSW TrainLink Regional Coach trials

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

Current trial services:

New proposed trials:

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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Current trial services

This new day return coach service travels between cities and towns in the Central West.

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

Tickets on sale from Monday 25 March and service begin on 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.

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.

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 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 coach service will connect Ben Lomond and Guyra, running once a week as an additional stop on the existing coach service to Armidale.

NSW TrainLink staff will be holding information stalls where the community can have their say from Thursday 29 August. Information stall details will be released soon.

This proposed trial coach service will connect Bigga and Goulburn, via Binda, Crookwell and Grabben Gullen. The day return service will allow customers to connect with existing rail services between Goulburn and Canberra.

NSW TrainLink staff will be holding information stalls where the community can have their say from Monday 14 October. Information stall details will be released soon.

This proposed trial coach service will connect Cabramurra and Cooma, via Anglers Reach and Adaminaby. The day return service will allow customers to connect with the existing coach service between Cooma and Canberra.

NSW TrainLink staff will be holding information stalls where the community can have their say from Monday 21 October. Information stall details will be released soon.

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.

NSW TrainLink staff will be holding information stalls where the community can have their say from Monday 30 September. Information stall details will be released soon.

This proposed trial coach service will connect Delegate and Nimmitabel, via Bombala. The day return service will allow customers to connect with the existing coach service between Nimmitabel and Canberra.

NSW TrainLink staff will be holding information stalls where the community can have their say from Wednesday 23 October. Information stall details will be released soon.

This proposed trial coach service will connect Goodooga and Lightning Ridge. The day return service will run once per week, allowing customers to connect with the existing coach service between Lightning Ridge and Dubbo.

NSW TrainLink staff will be holding information stalls where the community can have their say from Wednesday 11 September. Information stall details will be released soon.

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.

NSW TrainLink staff will be holding information stalls where the community can have their say from Tuesday 8 October. Information stall details will be released soon.

This proposed trial coach service will connect Moree and Walgett, via Collarenebri. The day return service will run once per week, allowing customers to connect with the existing coach service between Walgett and Dubbo.

NSW TrainLink staff will be holding information stalls where the community can have their say from Monday 9 September. Information stall details will be released soon.

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.

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

Gulgong

Thursday 22 August
10am – 2pm
IGA
90-100 Mayne Street
 

Mudgee

Thursday 22 August
4pm – 7pm
Mudgee Metroplaza
86 Mortimer Street

Friday 23 August
9am – 12pm
Mudgee Metroplaza
86 Mortimer Street

Saturday 24 August
9am – 1pm
Mudgee Farmer's Market
Corner Market Street and Church Street
 

Dubbo

Friday 23 August
12pm – 2.30pm
Dubbo Station

3pm – 7pm
Dubbo Square
177 Macquarie Street

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.

NSW TrainLink staff will be holding information stalls where the community can have their say from Wednesday 28 August. Information stall details will be released soon.

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.

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

Blayney

Monday 19 August
10am – 1pm
Blayney Station

9am – 12pm
Bernardi's IGA
8-12 Farm Lane

Trunkey Creek

Monday 19 August
2.30pm – 4.30pm
Trunkey Public School
Carlyle Street

Bathurst

Monday 19 August
10am – 1pm
Bathurst Station

Tuesday 20 August
10am – 1pm
Bathurst Station

10am – 5pm
Bathurst Shopping Centre
121 Howick Street

Wednesday 21 August
10am – 1pm
Bathurst Station

10am – 5pm
Bathurst City Centre
210 Howick Street

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.

NSW TrainLink staff will be holding information stalls where the community can have their say from Thursday 26 September. Information stall details will be released soon.

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.

NSW TrainLink staff will be holding information stalls where the community can have their say from Monday 23 September. Information stall details will be released soon.