Countrylink is the NSW government owned provider of long distance passenger train and coach services in NSW. In September 1996 the Premier requested a review of the pricing policies of Countrylink under Section 12A1 of the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal Act 1992 (Matter No. SPR/96/02). Attachment 1 contains the terms of reference for the Countrylink review.
This review does not extend to the regulation of Countrylink fares by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (the Tribunal). These fares are set by the Minister for Transport on advice from State Rail Authority (SRA) and the Department of Transport (DoT).