THERE'LL be echoes of seven years ago when the second Bathurst Bullet service makes its first run on Monday.
In October 2012, when the original Bathurst Bullet daily return service to Sydney made its debut, a band played and a big crowd gathered at the Bathurst Railway Station platform as locals celebrated the milestone.
The village of Tarana is planning something similar when the Bathurst Bullet 2.0 - which will offer more options by leaving Bathurst later and returning earlier - pulls in on Monday morning on its way to Sydney.
A Mitchell Conservatorium New Orleans Brass Band will be playing and a community breakfast is planned to mark the occasion at the station.
It follows the NSW Government's decision to add stops at Tarana and Rydal to the schedule of both the original and new Bathurst Bullet.
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole, Oberon mayor Kathy Sajowitz and John Hollis from the Rail Action Bathurst group will be at Tarana to board the Bullet 2.0.
"The NSW Government understands the importance of transport connectivity and is delivering more public transport options for regional communities than ever before," Mr Toole said.
He said Opal card readers had been installed at both stations for use on the Bathurst Bullet.
"This will make it easier for customers to connect to other services across Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra," he said.
Rail Action Bathurst chairman John Hollis said the second Bullet was a significant addition not just for Bathurst, but for the region.
"It opens up tremendous options for people now," he said. "People will be able to mix and match [between the two Bullets]."
He said Transport for NSW had done a good job of incorporating the Tarana and Rydal stops without significantly changing the time it would take to get to Sydney.
Mr Hollis said the addition of the second Bullet was not a surprise considering the success of the first Bullet.
"Once we had the original Bullet service, it could do nothing but grow," he said.
The second Bathurst Bullet service to Sydney was announced in February this year.
Monday's celebrations at Tarana will begin at 7.30am and the Bullet 2.0 is expected to arrive at the village station at 8.07am.