Simple solution to the Orange-to-Sydney train dilemma | Letter

EASY ALTERNATIVE: Central Western Daily reader Colin Ellis has a suggestion for getting an early-morning Orange-to-Sydney train service up and running.
EASY ALTERNATIVE: Central Western Daily reader Colin Ellis has a suggestion for getting an early-morning Orange-to-Sydney train service up and running.

ONE wonders at how shortsighted our NSW government is in regards to an Orange-Sydney train.

The carriages on the Bathurst Bullet are just self-propelled Endeavour rail cars, so all that needs to happen is a single, self-propelled carriage leaves from Orange, then travels to Bathurst, connects to the Bathurst Bullet, then off they go.

On the return trip the three-car train returns to Bathurst and one car returns to Orange.

It is a long day, but no longer than driving or catching a bus from Orange to Bathurst to catch the train.

All Orange people have to ensure is that they get in the right carriage.

A win for regional NSW. Simple – no wonder the NSW government hasn't thought of it.

Colin Ellis