WITH changes to the train timetable due to take effect on October 20, travellers have been encouraged to familiarise themselves with changes to bus travel.
Kiama Coaches has changed its timetable to align with the trains, and general manager Darran Bradford said the new timetable would take effect on October 21.
"The main change they'll notice is the connection with the trains," he said.
He said runs between Kiama and Gerroa would allow people to access Seven Mile Beach during the school holidays, but they were also a commuter run for those catching the train from Kiama.
"You get a few [catching the train] out of Gerringong, the majority of them do go to the railway station, but the buses go along Fern Street and along the Werri Beach side, so those who don't want to drive or walk that far get on the bus to come up to Kiama."
He said the company added services at Transport for NSW's request, extending runs into Hillview Circuit and Kiama Heights.
No changes will be made to school bus routes.
Member for Kiama Gareth Ward said he had argued against competitive tendering in the regions, which had allowed international companies into the market in Sydney. He said local companies respond to local problems and provide the best outcomes.
"You don't want to be all about the bottom line when it compromises service."
Mr Ward said feedback on the new train timetable had been "fantastic", saying commuters travelling to Sydney saved 65 minutes a week.
View the new bus timetable at kiamacoachlines.com.au, and the train timetable at newtimetables.com.au.