The govt to its credit ran a bus as a trial, it was a colossal failure, unless we can demonstrate the bus trial was planned to fail from the onset, then it simply doesn't stack up.
No such service will happen as a payback for the key regional electorates booting the Nats out last state election.Doesn't matter who is voted in, it will never happen full stop! The government would have to spend billions of dollars just for it to happen and to them "no matter which party" it's a waste of time, they rather spend more money in "N=Newcastle, S=Sydney, W=Wollongong" that's it
However I agree that the service between the two cities and with access to Mel can be improved by extending one of the V/line trains to Wagga.
Here is the timetable (though save it as it will probably link rot soon)https://transportnsw.info/document/3128/wga-abx-trial-timetable.pdf
Things that make it not attractive:
- 2 hours between Wagga and Albury (each way) - driving time is 1.5 hours, XPT time is 1h 17mins.
- arrival times and departure times are not conducive to people working in either place, which was one of the aims for this. Shopping is not what people want to do in either city as they have more or less the same stuff.