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The Oberon Council is hoping to tap into a new commuter rail link from Bathurst to Sydney to meet the needs of its elderly residents.
The council has unanimously passed a motion to ask the state MP Paul Toole to introduce a stop at Tarana which is the closest station to Oberon.
The Mayor John McMahon says the time it would take to stop at Tarana would not delay the rail service.
"They'd need to know whether or not there are passengers there but that's a bit awkward too because I think it would just have to be a scheduled stop," he said.
"It would take a few minutes but it wouldn't be any great hindrance I don't think, possibly five minutes."
Mayor McMahon says there are a lot of elderly residents who would find the service invaluable because existing public transport does not operate seven days a week.
He says there would be a lot of local demand.
"We have a fairly large population of people who are getting on in years and they're not up to driving to Sydney.
"So a short trip to Tarana is only about 15 kilometres and if the train was to stop there well they could go to Sydney for their medical procedures or to see a specialist."
The Bathurst to Sydney train service is set to start on Sunday.
This article first appeared on www.abc.net.au
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