Kevin Humphries

COMMUNITY INVITED TO HAVE THEIR SAY ON NEW BROKEN HILL COACH SERVICES

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries announced today that three new NSW TrainLink coach services from Broken Hill will commence later this year and will give families, those travelling for work and tourists, more choice and flexibility when travelling to Adelaide or Mildura.

Kevin Humphries said the proposed coach services are a win for Broken Hill.

“The existing transport links between Broken Hill and these two cities are limited, which means people often need to book flights or drive themselves.

“The proposed new services to Adelaide would give families, tourists and business people more flexible and affordable travel options, with a day-return option available, or the opportunity to spend a weekend away before returning on the Sunday afternoon,” Kevin Humphries said.

“Mildura is a popular destination for Broken Hill residents. The proposed coach service will allow them to travel directly to Mildura Central and return home a few hours later on the same day.

“Customers would also have the option of connecting with flights and other coach or train services in Mildura to Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, as well as many regional centres.

“It is expected that inbound passengers from the Adelaide and Mildura regions will also take advantage of the transport connection – growing the visitor economy.

“We are hoping by providing the community frequent, reliable coach services, more people will turn to public transport to travel from Broken Hill to Adelaide and Mildura.”

“Labor completely neglected rural and regional NSW. Since 2011 the NSW Liberals and Nationals have delivered around 1,500 new buses in the bush along with more than 36,000 new public transport services throughout NSW.

NSW TrainLink is seeking feedback from the community on the proposed routes, dates and times of services, planned to commence later this year.

“We’re inviting the community to come down to the NSW TrainLink information sessions or stalls to tell us how they’d like this coach service to work.

The proposed service will use modern coaches with a wheelchair lift, space for up to two wheelchairs and an on-board toilet.
Feedback on the proposed coach trials can also be provided via an online survey at: http://www.transportnsw.info/broken-hill-trial which closes 22 March.

See page 2 and 3 for proposed coach service and community information sessions and stalls

Proposed coach service

Broken Hill – Adelaide (same day return)
Broken Hill Information Centre 05:30 (CST) Adelaide Coach Interchange 15:30 (CST)
Royal Adelaide Hospital 11:15 (CST) Adelaide Railway Hospital 15:40 (CST)
Adelaide Railway Station 11:20 (CST) Royal Adelaide Hospital 15:45 (CST)
Adelaide Coach Interchange 11:30 (CST) Broken Hill Information Centre 21:30 (CST)

Broken Hill – Adelaide (weekend service)
Broken Hill Information Centre Fridays
07:30 (CST) Adelaide Coach Interchange Sundays
14:00 (CST)
Royal Adelaide Hospital 13:15 (CST) Adelaide Railway Hospital 14:10 (CST)
Adelaide Railway Station 13:20 (CST) Royal Adelaide Hospital 14:15 (CST)
Adelaide Coach Interchange 13:30 (CST) Broken Hill Information Centre 20:00 (CST)

Broken Hill – Mildura (same day return)
Broken Hill Information Centre 05:15 (CST)
05:45 (AEST) Mildura Railway Station 14:15 (AEST)
13:45 (CST)
Mildura Airport 09:00 (AEST)
08:30 (CST) Mildura Base Hospital 14:25 (AEST)
13:55 (CST)
Mildura Central 09:10 (AEST)
08:40 (CST) Mildura Central 14:35 (AEST)
14:05 (CST)
Mildura Base Hospital 09:20 (AEST)
08:50 (CST) Mildura Airport 14:45 (AEST)
14:15 (CST)
Mildura Railway Station 09:30 (AEST)
09:00 (CST) Broken Hill Information Centre 17:30 (CST)
18:00 (AEST)

Community information sessions and stalls

INFORMATION SESSIONS – includes presentation by NSW TrainLink

Monday 18 Feb
11.00am to 1.00pm
Broken Hill Railway Station, Crystal Street

Thursday 21 Feb
12.00pm to 2.00pm
Broken Hill Library, 245/249 Blende Street

INFORMATION STALLS

Monday 18 Feb
3.00pm to 5.00pm
NSW Seniors’ Festival Annual Concert
Broken Hill Civic Centre, 31 Chloride Street

Tuesday 19 Feb
10.00am to 12.00pm
Broken Hill Tourist Information Centre, Cnr Blende Street and Bromide Street

Tuesday 19 Feb
3.30pm to 6.00pm
Outside Coles, South Road and Galena Street.

Wednesday 20 Feb
10.00am to 11.30am
Broken Hill Library, 245/249 Blende Street

Wednesday 20 Feb
4.30pm to 6.30pm
Broken Hill YMCA Aquatic Centre, 336 McCulloch Street

Thursday 21 Feb
3.30pm to 6.00pm
Outside Woolworths, Westside Plaza, 5 Galena Street

Narrabri Electorate Office

Phone: (02) 6792 1422
Facsimile: (02) 6792 1466

Postal Address
60 Maitland Street
PO Box 345
Narrabri  NSW 2390

 

Cobar Electorate Office

Phone: (02) 6836 3722
Facsimile: (02) 6836 3811

Postal Address
11 Barton Street
PO Box 99
Cobar NSW 2835

Broken Hill Electorate Office

Phone: (08) 8087 3315
Facsimile: (08) 8087 1796

Postal Address
1/142 Argent Street
Broken Hill 2880