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Fri. Mar 1st, 2024

A revamped bus network, which includes the introduction of seven-day-a-week connections between the University of New England and Armidale station, is set to roll out from Monday 11 December.

The new network will introduce 23 extra bus services each week for North Hill and South Hill in Armidale – as well as new Sunday and public holiday services for Armidale and Uralla. Additional bus services to Uralla that were introduced in 2020 will be retained following positive community feedback and usage.

The news comes the days after Dorrigo Transit found out their regional shuttle service, which included services between Uralla and Armidale through to Coffs Harbour, was unsuccessful in their application for NSW Government funding. However, Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Jenny Aitchison said the government is committed to delivering better public transport services across regional NSW.

“Local community members and visitors will be the big winners here because they will soon have access to a more convenient and easier-to-understand bus network,” she said.

“This better public transport will improve community wellbeing by helping people more easily access health, education and jobs.”

The intended benefits of the service expansion include:

  • improved access to the Armidale Hospital precinct
  • better connections to the UNE from North Hill and South Hill
  • daily connections between UNE and Armidale Station for the first time
  • better access between TAFE and Armidale Central shops with North Hill, South Hill and Uralla
  • improved services to Armidale Airport and
  • improved access to bus services for residents of Autumn Lodge aged care centre.

Transport for NSW has developed the new bus network based on consultation with local communities and by working closely with Armidale Regional Council, Uralla Shire Council and Edwards Coaches.

For more information about the new bus network you can visit
https://transportnsw.info/news/2023/better-bus-services-for-armidale

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