The daily bus day connecting Goulburn with the Canberra CBD has been extended by another year.
Goulburn Member Wendy Tuckerman has welcomed the return of the service, which has been revised and will now take customers from Goulburn to the Canberra Civic and home tomorrow and evening peak times.
“We have received great feedback from locals who use the service to travel to work in Canberra or travel to the hospital, university or airport,” Ms. Tuckerman said.
“We know that many people slowed down their journey last year due to COVID-19, and an extension of this test will give us a better measure of demand outside the top of a pandemic.
“We hope even more will try it over the next 12 months and show that there is enough demand to make it permanent.”
Customers can travel from Goulburn at 6:30 and return from Canberra Civic at. 17:30 and arrives back at Goulburn at. 19:00.
The service also stops at Canberra Airport, Bruce Calvary Hospital, Canberra University and Belconnen Westfield to pick up booked customers.
Regional Transport and Roads Minister Paul Toole said the service was part of the NSW Government’s vision to help make public transport an option for people living in the regions.
“We have worked closely with the community to ensure that this service meets their needs,” he said.
“It is the community’s feedback that encouraged us to adjust it to suit the locals who wanted to use it for their daily commute to Canberra, and the extension of the trial will allow us to see how well it meets that requirement. . “
A service of three days a week was suspended in September, after an average of only six people per week. Tur used the probation service, which operated Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. At the time, there were concerns that the service might not resume, but Mrs Tuckerman said she was glad it was back.
Customers can order test bus services online at www.transportnsw.info/regional or by calling NSW TrainLink on 13 22 32.
Original article published by Katrina Condie on The RiotACT.