Push to extend the Bathurst Bullet daily train service to Orange

ALL ABOARD: The Bathurst Bullet train may have a new home in Orange.

ALL ABOARD: The Bathurst Bullet train may have a new home in Orange.

THE Bathurst Bullet train would be stabled overnight at new facilities in Orange under a proposal to provide a daily Orange-Sydney return service.

The Orange Rail Action Group (ORAG) wants to reduce travel times from Central to Orange.

In a report to go to Orange City Council on Tuesday ORAG proposes extending the Bathurst Bullet’s run to Orange where the train would be stabled overnight, rather than returning empty from Bathurst to Lithgow every night as currently occurs.

ORAG chairman Cr Neil Jones said council had been successful in obtaining a connecting bus service to and from Orange to meet the Bathurst Bullet in 2015.

“The next logical objective is to stable the Bathurst Bullet in Orange. The train would service Blayney and Orange passengers.”

He said council could support engaging a railway engineer and economist to report on a business case, concept design and costing for further discussion with Transport NSW.

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