More than 300 extra bus services for Albury
Albury residents are set to benefit from a new bus network that will deliver more than 300 extra services, new routes to Albury Airport and station and the city’s first Sunday and public holiday services.
The new network is being rolled out under the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government’s 16 Regional Cities Services Improvement Program, delivering better public transport for the regions.
Member for Albury Justin Clancy said there would be more than 300 additional bus services introduced giving Albury residents more public transport options at times they wanted to travel and to places they needed to go.
“It is important that people in Albury have a public transport network that suits them, so we spent time talking to residents to find out what they wanted,” Mr Clancy said.
“The improved bus routes and timetables will make a real difference to the Albury community, giving people greater flexibility to get to school, work, shops and to access essential services in the city and across the border in Wodonga.”
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said a new timetable and routes will provide Albury residents and visitors with better connectivity and increased services at off-peak times and on weekends.
“We listened and are delivering a 51 per cent increase in services for Albury with improved bus routes and timetables that will make a tangible difference to daily life for the community, providing people with new travel options and flexibility to get to school, work, shops and to access essential services,” Mr Farraway said.
“Only the Liberals and Nationals Government will secure a brighter future for NSW families that is not limited by geography.”
Some of the significant wins for Albury under the roll out include a service every 30 minutes between Lavington and Albury, now connecting seamlessly with Wodonga services.
There will also be more services for Thurgoona including new services all week, including on Sundays and public holidays, between Thurgoona and Albury, via Borella Road and more timely, direct services to Albury Base Hospital.
Residents and visitors will also benefit from new Albury Airport and railway station bus services and, in a first for Albury, some routes will introduce services on Sunday and public holidays while others will expand to offer more early morning trips.
Customers can plan their trip using the new services with updated timetable information at www.transportnsw.info.
Find more about Better bus services for Albury and the 16 Regional Cities Improvement Program on 1800 717 528 or at www.transport.nsw.gov.au/projects/programs/16-regional-cities-program