Saffin welcomes better bus connections for Lismore

LISMORE MP Janelle Saffin has welcomed a NSW Government announcement of an extra 59 weekly bus services in and out of the city of Lismore as a boost for local people who rely on public transport.

Monday, 12 October, 2020

LISMORE MP Janelle Saffin has welcomed a NSW Government announcement of an extra 59 weekly bus services in and out of the city of Lismore as a boost for local people who rely on public transport.

Ms Saffin said Acting Deputy Premier NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole, Transport for NSW, bus operators and the Lismore Public & Active Transport Working Group had kept her briefed on the additional bus services coming into effect from 25 October this year.

“I have been assuring local customers that these new bus services would be delivered as part of a promised Government program to improve transport options in 16 regional cities statewide, and I’m glad Lismore has not missed out,” Ms Saffin said.

“These new weekday and weekend services are available across longer operating hours and are aimed at improving connectivity with work and industrial areas of North and South Lismore, Lismore Base Hospital, Lismore TAFE, Southern Cross University and local shopping centres.

“I welcome my Parliamentary colleague in the Upper House Ben Franklin MLC’s announcement of more trips on the 688 ‘Late-Nighter’ service from Goonellabah to Lismore on Saturday evenings, and new trips to popular destinations on Sundays.”

Updated timetable information will be available from 12 October to plan your trip. Please visit https://transportnsw.info/.

Information about the new bus timetable across Lismore, school services and fares is available on the operator’s webpage https://www.buslinesgroup.com.au/northern-rivers-maps-timetables

For more information about the NSW Government’s 16 Regional Cities Services Improvement Program visit

www.transport.nsw.gov.au/projects/programs/16-regional-cities-program.

SUMMARY OF CHANGES

Route 682: Lismore to Goonellabah via Southern Cross University

· Better connections with the services to North and South Lismore on weekdays

· Additional trip on weekday evenings

· Additional trip on Saturday midday

· Additional trips on Saturday afternoons until 5.30pm

· New trips on Sundays from 8.30am to 5pm

Route 683: Lismore to Lismore Heights via Southern Cross University

· Additional trip on weekday early mornings with connection to North and South

Lismore

· Additional trip on Saturday mornings

· Additional trips on Saturday afternoons until 5pm

· New trips on Sundays from 9am to 4pm

Route 684: Lismore to South Lismore via East Lismore

· Extension of early morning trip to commence from Lismore Base Hospital

· Additional trips to the industrial area in North and South Lismore on weekday

afternoons

· Additional trips on Saturdays until 5pm

Route 685: Lismore to Goonellabah via Lismore Base Hospital & Lismore Heights

· Better connections with the services to North and South Lismore on weekdays

· Additional trip on weekday evenings

· Additional trip on Saturday midday

· Additional trips on Saturday afternoons until 4pm

Route 688 (Late-Nighter)

· New trips on Saturdays early in the evening, travelling from Goonellabah to Lismore

Media Contact: Peter Ellem 0437 303 875.

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