New trial bus service connects Hilltops to Canberra

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke announces a new trial bus service.

A new trial bus service running from Wyangala will connect the Hilltops to Canberra, stopping in four localities.

Route 899, running from Wyangala to Canberra and back, will stop at Koorawatha (Coach Stop), Bendick Murrell (2605 Olympic Highway), Murringo (corner of Murringo Rd and Boreham Street) and Boorowa (35 Marsden Street).

The service will run once a week on Fridays and began last Friday, the 26th of June.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the return service will operate to connect surrounding towns and ensure more travel choices for the community. “The Wyangala to Canberra service, operated by Live Better Services, will be a game-changer for our community in the way locals are able to move around, making it easier to get to important medical appointments, buy groceries, and stay connected to family and friends in outlying towns,” Ms Cooke said.

“We are so excited to welcome this service because it will give our more isolated communities greater access and connection to vital services in larger centres.”

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the NSW Government had awarded contracts to six local transport operators to connect isolated communities with major regional and city centres. “These trials deliver on our election commitment to provide better transport connections for small communities like Tumut, Conargo, Ashford, Boorowa and Trunkey Creek,” Mr Toole said.

“For some of these communities, this is the first time they’ve had access to a public transport service and will really change the way many people move around the regions.”

Customers can view the timetables on the Transport NSW website at, but will need to book directly with the operator. Concession fares are available, including the $2.50 RED ticket.

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