Regular coach service for Wagga to Canberra
A trial coach service between Wagga Wagga and Canberra will become a regular timetabled service from July 1 in a boost for regional transport connectivity.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the NSW TrainLink coach trial had been incredibly popular since it was launched in April last year.
“Wagga residents have thrown their support behind the trial and now they can enjoy a regular timetabled service giving the community more flexibility and choice when it comes to transport options,” Mr Toole said.
“The NSW Government is committed to improving connectivity for regional communities and this is another great story of how we are delivering for people in the bush,” Mr Toole said.
The return coach service operates between Wagga Wagga and Canberra five days a week. The service also provides a new daytime connection between Wagga Wagga and Sydney, with the coach connecting with existing train services in Canberra.
On Mondays and Fridays the coach goes via Gundagai and on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays via Junee and Cootamundra.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier Steph Cooke said the trial had really been embraced by the local communities it serves.
“It is fantastic to see this trial become a regular service, which is helping to reduce the number of vehicles on our roads and give people a safe and reliable way to get to our nation’s capital,” Ms Cooke said.
“Public transport is so important for our communities to grow and thrive, and I am so pleased this new service has become a regular fixture.”
Duty MLC for Wagga Wagga Wes Fang said this was great new for the community as customers could easily travel between the two cities using one mode of public transport.
“This regular service will allow our customers to spend up to seven hours in Canberra to visit friends or family, go shopping or attend medical appointments and return home on the same day,” Mr Fang said.
Seats on the NSW TrainLink coach service can be booked online at www.transportnsw.info/regional, or by calling 13 22 32.