A BUS service that takes Oberon travellers to Tarana to meet one of the two Bathurst Bullet trains will continue running well into next year.
The five-day bus service, which travels from Oberon to Tarana in the morning and does the reverse in the evening, was introduced in mid-2020.
It followed Tarana getting a stop on the original Bathurst Bullet service and the new second Bathurst Bullet service the previous year.
Member for Bathurst and Deputy Premier Paul Toole said the NSW Government had seen "consistent patronage" on the Oberon-Tarana bus service since it was launched and it would now be extended to May 31, 2022.
"This service is an example of just one of the ways we are looking for the best ways to serve and connect our regional communities - and bi-modal journeys like these build on our vision to help make public transport a first-choice option for people living in the regions," he said.
"While the last year has presented many challenges with bushfires, floods, landslides and COVID-19, we are committed to providing improved connections and to promoting growth in regional NSW."
Mr Toole said those using the bus service are reminded that masks are mandatory on public transport across the state and they need to book ahead to allow for physical distancing.
Tickets can be bought on board the bus for $5 for Oberon to Tarana (one way) or $2.50 Regional Excursion Daily (RED) and $8.99 Tarana to Sydney (one way) or $2.50 Opal Senior/Pensioner.
For more information and timetables, contact Oberon Bus Service on 6336 1687.
The NSW Government says the two Bathurst Bullets were carrying about 3300 passengers each month pre-COVID.
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