TRAINLINK travellers will benefit from extra services, faster travel times and better connections to inter-city and suburban train services when a new timetable comes into operation on October 20, director of Customer Service Delivery Kieron Ritchard said.
“There are timetable changes across our regional network for customers travelling on XPT and Xplorer trains and on connecting NSW TrainLink coaches,” Mr Ritchard said.
Northern XPT departure and arrival times have changed by up to 90 minutes.
Customers travelling on the XPT services from the north coast will arrive into Sydney earlier in the evening in most cases.
The 6.30am Brisbane to Sydney XPT will now depart at 4.55am arriving into Sydney at an earlier time of 8.12pm.
The 4.12pm Sydney to Brisbane XPT will now depart Central at 2.41pm arriving in Brisbane at 3.53am.
One of the six daily North Coast services will no longer stop at Nambucca Heads.
Customers wishing to travel to Nambucca Heads on the Sydney to Brisbane XPT will alight at Macksville and will join NSW TrainLink road transport to continue their journey to Nambucca Heads.
Customers travelling from Nambucca Heads to Brisbane will depart at 9.50pm to join NSW TrainLink road transport and travel to Macksville to join the Brisbane service.
Connecting road coach services to NSW TrainLink regional and intercity services have been adjusted to match the new timetable.
“Any customers currently holding a booking on a NSW TrainLink service for travel on or after October 20 will be contacted by our customer service staff before their scheduled departure date to notify if their service is now departing earlier,” Mr Ritchard said.
Customers can also check the timetable changes by returning to where they originally purchased their ticket, or check the new timetable on the website www.nswtrainlink.info or call 132 232.