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NSW adds flood bus route in Lismore

The NSW government has added bus services in Lismore in a bid to limit flood disruption

The New South Wales government says it has added a new bus route between Lismore’s Southern Cross University and Goonellabah in an attempt to deliver a more direct route for locals to travel.

NSW regional transport and roads minister Sam Farraway says free flood recovery shuttle bus changes had been made to provide better services and improved access for customers to key community destinations.

“These changes are about ensuring better services for Lismore, making it easier for locals to get from home to the shops, doctors appointments or to visit family or friends,” Farraway says.

“We’ve added an additional stop opposite the East Point Shopping Village in Goonellabah and the route will continue to make regular stops at the shops and aquatic centre in Goonellabah, at the University and at Lismore Hospital.

“These changes are also providing better connections between South Lismore and Lismore CBD, giving locals more options for travelling around town.

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“With businesses returning and Lismore Square shopping centre reopening, we have introduced new stops at the Square, Lismore central and the Lismore transit centre to ensure locals have better access to the central business district.”

A one-way loop between Southern Cross University and Goonellabah has been introduced to allow for an expansion of the Route 699 Lismore flood recovery bus to service the relocated Lismore Library community services hub at 2/6 Centenary Drive, Goonellabah.

The revised Route 699 will ensure more services between South Lismore and Lismore CBD, connecting customers to a greater range of destinations in the wider Lismore and Goonellabah area.

Twenty additional weekend services per week were also added to Route 661 between Lismore and Ballina following the floods in order to assist customers making journeys between these important regional towns.

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