On Wednesday in Nowra, as NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian lauded the new Bomaderry to Kiama bus service as a win for commuters, she denied widespread criticism that it’s a band-aid solution to a long term transport problem.
“Not at all,” she said.
“If you look at our record, step by step we’ve improved our rail services, step by step we’ve improved our integrated bus services.”
However, passengers who use the Kiama to Bomaderry rail link haven’t seen an improvement, in terms of frequency of trains, in decades.
Ms Berejiklian admitted there’s more work to be done.
“Can we do more?” she said
“Of course we can, of course there’s more to do, that’s the wonderful challenge of being in government, being able to make those changes.
“I’m looking forward to continuing to invest in road, in rail and in hospitals.”
She said the government has invested in track work, and that timetables are devised to include all communities along the line.