Proposed Midweek Train Service Between Griffith & Sydney

Flexible travel options

7 December 2018

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Member for Murray Austin Evans has called for feedback regarding a proposed new midweek train service between Griffith and Sydney, designed to boost the number of direct services to meet demand.

The new service is scheduled to start in the second half of next year and would give families, tourists and business people more flexible and affordable travel options between Griffith and Sydney.

Leeton, Narrandera Coolamon, Junee and Cootamundra would also benefit from more travel options between regional hubs

“The services that NSW TrainLink is 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, without the hassle of driving and in the comfort of a train,” Mr Evans said.

“With more choice and flexibility for direct train travel, customers from Sydney could enjoy a long weekend in Griffith, providing a boost to the local economy while customers heading to Sydney can plan two or three-day stays during the week.”

The Sydney-bound service would depart Griffith on either Thursday or Friday, with a morning or afternoon departure. Whereas the Griffith service would operate on either Wednesday or Thursday, with an early morning or midday depature.

“This is win for the Riverina and all part of our commitment to provide better public transport links for regional communities,” he said.

“We want the community to get behind this midweek option and that’s why we are asking them for feedback on how and when these services are operated.”

An online survey will start from February 2019. 

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