Yesterday, NSW TrainLink launched a trial of three new services offering better connections between Tamworth and Newcastle, Dubbo and Port Macquarie.
Coaches from Tamworth to Port Macquarie will run on Monday, Friday and Sundays. These services will have stops including Walcha and Wauchope along the way. On Mondays, services leave from Tamworth in the morning and return in the afternoon, allowing for a day trip. Coaches will also leave Tamworth on Friday afternoon with a return service on Sunday afternoon, allowing for a weekend getaway.
Services to Newcastle will run on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, travelling by coach to Scone or Muswellbrook and connecting to trains services to continue to Newcastle in the morning and returning in the evening.
Dubbo coach services will run each Monday and Friday, departing Tamworth in the morning and stopping at Somerton, Carroll, Gunnedah, Mullaley, Coonabarabran and Gilgandra before reaching Dubbo. There will be a return service in the afternoon.
The trial will run for at least six months with NSW TrainLink reviewing the trial throughout this period to make any adjustments and ensure the community benefits.