Additional Trial Bus Service Between Young and Cootamundra

6/06/2018
NSW TrainLink will be improving travel times between Young and Sydney with the introduction of an extra daily bus service from Young to Cootamundra commencing on Sunday 17 June 2018. The service will depart the Young Visitor Information Centre and arrive at Cootamundra Rail Station in time for the XPT service to Sydney. This will reduce the wait at Cootamundra Station to less than fifteen minutes when transferring between coach and train services.
 
Hilltops Mayor Brian Ingram is excited about the trial and asks that residents support the service to ensure that it becomes permanent “This daily service will help link our regional community to major capitals such as Sydney and Melbourne and make the offerings of the city much more accessible to our residents.” 
 
“I would encourage the community to utilise the service during the trial period to ensure that it becomes a permanent addition to the timetable which will benefit our community and help narrow the gap between regional and metropolitan areas” Mayor Ingram said.  
 
The trial coach service will operate in addition to the existing coach services that provide a connection to the XPT to and from Melbourne.  The extra coach service will also provide another option for locals travelling between Young and Cootamundra. Fares will be in line with the existing NSW TrainLink services with concessions available.  
 
Bookings can be made by visiting www.transportnsw.info/regional , by phoning 13 22 32 or by visiting a NSW TrainLink accredited sales outlet including the Young Visitor Information Centre. 
 
Daily service commencing 17 June 2018 
 
departs Young 1.45pm Arrives Cootamundra 2.25pm 
 
Departs Cootamundra 12.55pm Arrives Young 1.35pm 

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