The NSW Government is delivering new coaches for the Forster to Broadmeadow coach service, which will provide greater comfort and reliability for local commuters.

Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said the change would see the current coaches removed from service.

“This is a great win for the local community as we deliver consistency and reliability for passengers who use this service,” Mr Bromhead.

“I am pleased to work with Busways as they continue to deliver this popular service.”

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said semi-coaches would service the route until the new coach came into service.

“Busways is currently commissioning the new coaches, which will be built to be accessible, and will include comfortable seats, seatbelts, luggage storage and a toilet,” Mr Toole said.

“In the interim, the semi-coach strikes the right balance for the local community with seatbelts, comfortable seats and a luggage compartment under the cabin.

“While toilet facilities are unavailable on the semi-coach, the route will continue to include a stop for the comfort of passengers.”

Busways Managing Director Byron Rowe said the new coaches will provide a better, more comfortable service to local customers.

“Busways is always happy to listen to local communities and work with the NSW Government to deliver positive solutions for regional transport. We look forward to operating the new coaches when they come into service next year.”

The semi-coaches will commence in the coming weeks, with the new coaches expected to be in service by mid-2020.