NSW transport has announced a revamped bus network in Armidale and Uralla that is set to roll out from December 11.
The new network includes the introduction of seven-day-a-week connections between the University of New England (UNE) and Armidale station.
Under the change, 23 extra bus services each week for North Hill and South Hill plus new Sunday and public holiday services for Armidale and Uralla have also been introduced.
“This boost to services in Armidale and Uralla reinforces the NSW government’s commitment to delivering better public transport services across regional NSW,” NSW regional transport minister Jenny Aitchson says.
“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.”
Other benefits include improved access to Armidale hospital, better access between the TAFE and central shops in Armidale, improved services to Armidale airport and better bus services for Autumn Lodge aged care centre residents.
Additional bus services to Uralla that were introduced in 2020 have also been retained following positive community feedback and usage.
The new bus network has been developed by NSW transport based on consultations with local communities and by working closely with the Armidale Regional Council, Uralla Shire Council and Edwards Coaches.
“These changes to bus services have been developed in consultation with the community after NSW transport listened to locals and designed services to meet local needs,” Northern Tablelands electorate Peter Primrose says.
“Like the recent launch of the e-scooter trial in Armidale, this announcement demonstrates the innovative approaches the NSW government is taking to deliver new transport solutions for all people, regardless of where they live.”