Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser encourages feedback on a proposed new coach service which would allow day trippers, families and business people to travel between Taree, Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour, then return home the same day.
The six month trial, operated by NSW TrainLink, would leave Taree at 7am and arrive in Coffs Harbour at 10.55am, with stops including Port Macquarie, Kempsey, Macksville and Nambucca Heads. The return service departs Coffs Harbour at 4pm and arrives in Taree at 7.55pm.
“The services we are proposing will benefit customers who want to use public transport to travel between major hubs whether it be for work, business, medical appointments, shopping or just to visit family and friends,” Mr Fraser said.
“With more choice and flexibility for day trips, customers could enjoy a 10 hour stay in Port Macquarie, or five hours in Coffs Harbour, without the hassle of driving, and in the comfort of a modern, accessible coach.”
The proposed trial, which could start early next year, would also provide more transport options for Cundletown, Kew, Frederickton, and Urunga.
“We want the community to get behind these services and that’s why we are asking them for feedback on how and when these services are operated,” Mr Fraser said.
“If you want to have your say or just find out more about the trial, visit one of the information booths and chat to the NSW TrainLink staff.”
Information booths will be in Nambucca Heads, Kempsey, Port Macquarie and Taree from Monday 3 December.
The community can also provide feedback via an online survey at www.transportnsw.info/taree-coffsharbour which is available until 4 January, and also find more details about the consultations.