Broken Hill coach trials extended

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Broken Hill residents will continue to benefit from improved connectivity with coach service trials to Mildura and Adelaide set to be extended from July 1.

Minister for Regional Roads and Transport Paul Toole said the popularity of the two services, launched in June last year, has seen the NSW TrainLink trial extended for another three months.

“This is great news for the people of Broken Hill as these services provide greater choice and flexibility when travelling between major centres,” Mr Toole said.

“Before the introduction of the coach services the local community often needed to book flights or drive themselves.

“The Adelaide service provides a more affordable option to attend medical appointments and the service to Mildura allows for day trips to go shopping or to connect with coach or train services to Sydney and Melbourne as well as other regional centres.”

Mr Toole said customer feedback and patronage numbers led to the decision to extend the trial to both cities.

“The community have been very supportive of the trials and have provided great feedback,” Mr Toole said.

“The Broken Hill trial service will remain the same, however the Mildura same-day service will now operate on Wednesday and Fridays based on preferred days of travel by our customers.

“We look forward to the community continuing to support the trials so that we can determine a regular timetabled service.”

Customers can book seats on the trial coach services online at www.transportnsw.info/regional or by phoning NSW TrainLink on 13 22 32. 

Concessions are available for eligible customers.