Regional transport capacity to increase
February 24, 2021, 8:56:27 AM
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As COVID-19 restrictions ease, regional transport services will increase passenger capacity from Wednesday 1 July 2020.
All modes of transport across the regional network will increase capacity in a COVIDSafe way.
From Wednesday 1 July 2020:
1. Regional NSW TrainLink fleet will allow 34 passengers in each carriage, up from 16
2. Coaches will allow 22 passengers per vehicle, up from 12.
Under the new capacity lift, passengers will be able to book ahead for regional rail and coach services and visit popular NSW destinations.
Passengers must follow the green dot guidelines that are in place on public transport for the safest places to sit or stand. This means not sitting directly next to, in front of, or behind anyone.
Safety for passengers and staff remains the highest priority on all transport services. Passengers must maintain physical distancing and practice good hygiene.
While capacity will increase across regional transport modes, passengers are encouraged to plan ahead and check travel apps before departing to ensure space is available.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said it is great news NSW can activate the next stage of the COVIDSafe Transport Plan.
“Marshalling Response and Support Teams will remain on the ground to help customers move through stations safely and monitor physical distancing at key hubs including Lismore, Shellharbour, Bathurst, Nowra, Tweed, Albury and Bega,” Mr Toole said.
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