Express Bus Service from West Wyalong to Condobolin
Published on 15 October 2020
Bland Shire residents are set to benefit from a new day-return NSW TrainLink coach service to Wagga Wagga.
Acting Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the service formerly ran between Condobolin and Cootamundra to link with the train services, but Bland Shire Council had lobbied for a new bus service from Condobolin to Wagga, stopping off at nine communities in between.
“We were approached by Bland Shire Council with a proposal to improve patronage and provide better outcomes to regional communities by making the service a day return to Wagga Wagga instead,” Mr Toole said.
“This is another step forward in the NSW Government’s efforts to build a stronger public transport offering by listening to local communities, and builds upon our vision to help make public transport a first-choice option for people living in the regions.”
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the new service would help connect small communities with major centres.
“The Condobolin to Wagga Wagga service will run as an express service three days a week. The other four days it will take a longer route to service the satellite townships of Lake Cargelligo, Tullibigeal, Euabalong and Euabalong West,” Ms Cooke said.
“This is a great example of different levels of Government working together to improve services.”
Bland Shire Council Mayor Brian Monaghan said that he was pleased to work with the NSW Government to achieve such a great outcome for the local community.
“We were keen to improve the transport options available, and this new service will provide an affordable transport option between Condobolin and Wagga Wagga, and the surrounding communities in the Bland Shire will also benefit,” Cr Monaghan said.
“We approached the NSW Government with our proposal to improve an existing service, and are so pleased this is the outcome.”
The express service will run Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday with the new timetable starting on 25 October.
Customers can book seats on the Condobolin to Wagga coach service by phoning NSW TrainLink on 13 22 32 or online at www.transportnsw.info/regional.
Concessions are available for eligible customers.