Monday, 9 December 2019
BEN LOMOND locals will benefit from a new daily coach transport trial starting just in time for Christmas, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall announced today.
Mr Marshall said the pre-existing Tenterfield to Armidale daily return coach service would, from this week, call into Ben Lomond, ensuring the community had access to quality public transport.
“What’s key about this new service is it acts as a gateway to the greater public transport network, linking passengers to communities they may never have had access to before,” Mr Marshall said.
“Starting this week, passengers will be able to board at Ben Lomond and travel to Armidale, before potentially catching another service onto Sydney.
“It will mean more opportunities to visit friends and families, to go shopping, attend medical appointments and could even open up new employment opportunities for local residents.”
Mr Marshall said it was now over to the community to determine if the trial would become a permanent fixture.
“This new services will initially commence on a trial basis, allowing the Government to make changes in response to feedback and improve connections to better service the community,” he said.
“We have had great success with earlier coach trials and look forward to seeing customers get on board and show their support for this one.
“When it comes to these services it really is a numbers game and the more people we have utilising the route, the more likely it is it will continue.”
The new service will start from this Wednesday, 11 December, and will be delivered and operated by NSW TrainLink.
People can book tickets on these services at www.transportnsw.info/regional or by phoning 13 22 32.