Two new trains to hit the track on Hunter line

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Hunter commuters will have more choice with two new direct trains from Singleton to Newcastle, seven days a week, starting from January next year.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole joined with Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen and community advocates to announce the new services at Singleton station today.

“The Nationals in Government are committed to ensuring no matter where you live in NSW you have access to the services that keep our communities connected,” Mr Toole said.

“We are delivering on our election commitment and we have made sure the trains will hit the tracks from January 5.

“These new services will give customers more flexibility, greater choice and better connections when planning trips to health, education and leisure hubs in the likes of Newcastle, Maitland and Sydney.”

Mr Johnsen said the new services would operate under a 12-month trial and urged people to get on board and show their support.

“We’ve worked hard to make sure these services can become a reality as quickly as possible. Now it’s your turn to show your support for these services so you can enjoy them in the long term,” Mr Johnsen said.

“This is a great example of what can be achieved when community groups, track operators and state government work together for the people of Singleton.

“The timing of the new services will deliver a more even spread of trains across the day, which means you can choose to spend just a morning or afternoon at your destination.

“This means Singleton locals can head to Newcastle for a day at the beach and return home in the early afternoon, while tourists will have more opportunities to discover what Singleton has to offer with its rolling hills, wineries and heritage walks.”

The two extra services will give customers six return options during weekdays and four on the weekends, bridging the current interval in daytime options along the Hunter Line.

 

Singleton-Newcastle services

Weekday*

 

Singleton

6.56am

10.40am

1.25pm

3.34pm

7.54pm

9.34pm

9.40pm

Maitland

7.29am

11.13am

1.57pm

4.15pm

8.28pm

10.07pm

10.13pm

Newcastle

8.01am

11.46am

2.21pm

4.48pm

8.59pm

10.39pm

10.45pm

Newcastle

3.18am

8.14am

11.48am

2.24pm

4.29pm

5.59pm

8.24pm

Maitland

3.59am

8.46am

12.12pm

2.56pm

5.02pm

6.32pm

8.56pm

Singleton

4.31am

9.19am

12.42pm

3.28pm

5.34pm

7.04pm

9.28pm

Weekend*

Singleton

7.27am

1.25pm

3.34pm

9.20pm

9.36pm

Maitland

8am

1.57pm

4.17pm

9.53pm

10.10pm

Newcastle

8.32am

2.22pm

4.47pm

10.25pm

10.47pm

*not all stops shown

Newcastle

3.55am

11.51am

2.24pm

5.52pm

8.10pm

Maitland

4.35am

12.14pm

2.56pm

6.25pm

8.42pm

Singleton

5.07am

12.44pm

3.28pm

6.57pm

9.14pm

Key:

GREY - Regional XPLORER service. Newcastle time is a Broadmeadow Station

BLUE - New intercity services from 5 January