Tarana to celebrate as second Bathurst Bullet arrives on Monday

ALL ABOARD: Member for Bathurst Paul Toole at Tarana Station with residents Elizabeth Ross, Greg Dargin and Annie Cook.
ALL ABOARD: Member for Bathurst Paul Toole at Tarana Station with residents Elizabeth Ross, Greg Dargin and Annie Cook.

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.

THUMBS UP: John Hollis from Rail Action Bathurst at the original Bathurst Bullet's debut in 2012.

THUMBS UP: John Hollis from Rail Action Bathurst at the original Bathurst Bullet's debut in 2012.

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.

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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.