Minister for regional transport and roads Paul Toole said he "understands" the frustration people in Orange have about not having a rail connection to the Bathurst Bullet.
Mr Toole, who is also the Member for Bathurst, said this week extending the service to Orange via rail wasn't possible, but said the coaches linking to the Bullet had gone "above and beyond" what people had asked for.
A second Bullet will be launching next month, and Mr Toole recently announced a bus link from Orange would connect with both bullets seven days a week, which he said more than delivered the initial weekend link which was asked for.
However, Mr Toole said a short-term train link, or housing the Bullet in Orange overnight simply wasn't an option.
"The stabling facilities are not suitable in Orange, there would still need to be a lot of work and a lot of investment to even make that happen," he said.
"As we roll out the new fleet, we have new XPTs, Endeavours and Explorers and that will be the opportunity to make more opportunities for train links for people to utilise.
"I think the opportunity is there when we roll out the new fleet ... that's way down the track."
Mr Toole said he understood the frustrations of people in Orange, but said the bus link would get to Bathurst faster than a train link regardless.
"Not everyone's going to have a train stop in their backyard but what we're rolling out are services which link up with existing train service operations," he said.
"By having the coach service connect to the bullet we're employing one of the local businesses in town [Australia Wide Coaches]."
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