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People will be able to travel into Victoria from NSW via train and bus next week as the border reopens between the two states.
From Monday, Victoria and NSW will be reunited when the border wall between the two states is finally brought down following significant periods of zero COVID-19 cases in both states.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said as travel restrictions lifted, the resumption of NSW TrainLink services will allow NSW residents and interstate visitors to make plans, book holidays and reunite with family members.
Bus and train services between NSW and Victoria are set to resume as the border between the two states reopens. (Transport NSW)
"It's been a challenging time for our regional communities, especially border towns, and we know people are eager to venture beyond state borders," Mr Toole said.
"NSW is very much open for business - we're here to help people get to where they want to go with affordable transport options to visit family and friends across the border, all as well as providing the opportunity to explore all that regional NSW has to offer.
Regional coach services will resume from Monday 23 November and the first XPT service will depart Sydney Central for Melbourne Southern Cross on Wednesday 25 November.
Trains will operate at 50 per cent capacity to ensure social distancing rules are adhered to. (Transport NSW)The first service to depart Melbourne Southern Cross for Sydney Central will be on Thursday 26 November.
This article first appeared on www.9news.com.au
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