Goodooga residents will find it easier to get to Dubbo from Thursday because of a promise to "better connect" remote communities with regional centres.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the people of Goodooga, about 20 kilometres south of the Queensland border, would be able to catch a NSW TrainLink coach that would travel to Lightning Ridge and then on to Dubbo via Walgett, Coonamble, Gulargambone, Gilgandra and Eumungerie.
The coach, with air conditioning and a toilet, will leave Goodooga at 5am and return at 7.40pm.
The linking of Goodooga to the Thursday Dubbo-Lightning Ridge return service would be a game changer, Mr Saunders said.
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He said the coach service trial was one of six being rolled out across the state from December 12 as part of the NSW government's election commitment to "better connect" remote communities with nearby centres.
A further seven new services connecting remote and regional communities will be rolled out in the first half of 2020.
"This new service is one of the first of 13 new services that will deliver better access to nearby rural towns, cities or existing public transport services," Mr Saunders said.
"It will mean more opportunities to visit friends and families, to go shopping, attend medical appointments and could even open up new employment opportunities for local communities.
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"This is all part of our commitment to supporting local economies in regional NSW."
NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole is encouraging participation and feedback.
"These new services will initially commence on a trial basis, allowing us to make the right changes in response to feedback to improve connections and better service local communities," he said.
"We have had great success with earlier coach trials and look forward to seeing customers get on board and show their support for these trials."