A TRIAL coach service between Wagga and Canberra will become permanent from Wednesday in a boost for regional transport connectivity.
The return coach service will operate between Wagga and Canberra five days a week.
It will provide a new daytime connection between Wagga and Sydney with the bus services linking with existing train services in Canberra.
On Mondays and Fridays the coach will go via Gundagai and on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays via Junee and Cootamundra.
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Regional Transport and Roads Minister Paul Toole said the NSW TrainLink coach trial had been incredibly popular since it was launched in April last year.
"Wagga residents have thrown their support behind the trial and now they can enjoy a regular timetabled service giving the community more flexibility and choice when it comes to transport options," he said.
Duty MLC for Wagga Wes Fang said this was great news for the community as customers could easily travel between the two cities using one mode of public transport.
"This regular service will allow our customers to spend up to seven hours in Canberra to visit friends or family, go shopping or attend medical appointments and return home on the same day," he said.