Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman today announced two new public transport routes would be trialled to connect Bigga to Goulburn via Bigga, Binda, Crookwell and Grabben Gulle, and to connect Wyangala to Canberra, via Cowra, Murringo and Boorowa.
Mrs Tuckerman said local communities could soon have their say on how the new services would work best for them.
“It’s important NSW TrainLink hears from locals as to which timetable they prefer for the trial services along with feedback on what transport options best suit their needs,” Ms Tuckerman said.
“These new services will enable our rural residents to connect with services offered in our regional centres and cities – whether it’s getting to the shops or doctors in Goulburn or to the airports in Canberra and Sydney.
“We also need to consider the reverse. These routes will be designed to complement existing transport options from Canberra and Sydney, public transport could certainly be leveraged to increase tourism to our area,” Mrs Tuckerman said.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the two Goulburn routes were amongst 13 new public transport routes that would be trialed to link 44 communities to nearby towns, cities or existing public transport services.
“In some of these communities, it will be a real game changer for people in terms of how they get around and their ability to access health services and education opportunities,” Mr Toole said.
“The new services will improve transport access for many remote communities without public transport and for regions with existing services, it will provide faster and more direct connections that will help boost local economies.”
The weekly services will initially be provided on a trial basis. To find out more about how to have your say, visit www.transportnsw.info/regional