International flavour for greyhound debut

Greyhound Australia's first morning drop off at Yamba included four international travellers from the USA and Germany.
Greyhound Australia's first morning drop off at Yamba included four international travellers from the USA and Germany.

GREYHOUND Australia's first direct coach from Sydney to Yamba arrived in the seaside village on time and with a big contingent of passengers yesterday morning.

The service, which is on a three month trial, recognises the success of the Yamba YHA Backpackers which was opened late last year.

Greyhound chief executive officer, Robert Thomas, said this was an example of Greyhound working with the community to improve transport services and increase regional Australia's tourism revenue.

“The addition of this new stop demonstrates the importance of coach services especially in these tough economic conditions, with Greyhound Australia providing a comfortable yet affordable way to travel,” Mr Thomas said.

Travelling north from Sydney to Brisbane the service will arrive at Yamba at 8.05am and the southbound coach will arrive in Yamba at 8.45pm.

The new stop is located on the corner of River and Coldstream streets.

Existing Greyhound customers will be able to use their current Mini Traveller or Explorer passes to travel via the new stop.

“The Yamba stop can be used on a Mini Traveller Pass on services from Sydney to Cairns, Melbourne to Cairns, Sydney to Hervey Bay, Melbourne to Hervey Bay and Sydney to Airlie Beach,” Mr Thomas said.

“Existing Explorer Pass holders may stop in Yamba on the All Australian, Central Coaster, Aussie Coast and Red Centre, Aussie Highlights and Best of the East passes.

“For those passengers keen to take advantage of Yamba's great surf, Greyhound coaches have enough space in the luggage bin to carry all surfboards and surfing gear at no extra cost.”

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