Wyangala Bus Service Trial Extension to Canberra | Cowra Guardian

A test bus service connecting Cootamundra and Goulburn customers to Wyangala and Canberra has been extended until June 24.

Regional Transport and Highways Minister Sam Farraway said the service was part of the NSW government’s vision to help make public transport a premier option for people living in the areas.

“These services aren’t just about getting people from A to B. They are essential for getting to important medical appointments, shopping for groceries and staying in touch with family and friends in other cities.” , did he declare.

“Wyangala’s service in Canberra was one of six trial services introduced in June 2020 as part of a NSW government initiative to better connect isolated communities to key regional centers.

Cootamundra member Steph Cooke said the Wyangala trial service at Canberra 899, operated by Live Better Services, offers return service every Friday from Wyangala, Darbys Falls, Cowra, Koorawatha, Bendick Murrell, Murringo, Boorowa and Canberra.

“This service is extremely popular, especially for people who use it to access shopping and entertainment in Canberra, so it is important that this trial be extended for regional communities in the future,” she said. declared.

Goulburn MP Wendy Tuckerman said the extension was great news for the local community.

“The service has provided the community with an accessible and affordable travel option, and I encourage locals to continue using this service to help Transport for NSW assess its future,” she said.

To help limit the spread of COVID-19, customers should wear a mask on public transportation and find a green dot for the safest places to sit and stand.

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