Public Transport | October 11, 2022

Halving V/Line fares for Lowan residents

All V/Line fares will be halved for at least four years under a Nationals and Liberals Government.

The proposal forms a key part of the parties’ Long-Term Economic Plan, which will help ease cost-of-living pressures for people across the state.

Under the plan, people travelling from Horsham or Hamilton to Melbourne and back would save about $40 on their trip, while residents commuting to the city and back from Nhill or Warracknabeal would be more than $45 better off.

Member for Lowan and Deputy Leader of the Nationals Emma Kealy said halving fares would help ease pressure on household budgets.

“Improving our roads and cheaper public transport costs are two key parts of our policy platform, and are made possible because we will rein in Daniel Andrews’ spiralling debt and wasteful spending,” he said.

“Interest rates are on the rise, the fuel excise has returned, energy bills are up, and our weekly grocery bills keep growing. There’s no doubt that cost of living pressures are increasing, and people are looking for ways to save money.

“Travel costs shouldn’t be a barrier to going about to everyday life, and under the Liberals and Nationals plan, regional Victorians will get the cheaper, easier commute they deserve.

“By halving V/Line fares, our plan will keep more money in regional Victorians pockets, while at the same time stimulating tourism in our part of the state.”

The V/Line fare commitment is in addition to the Liberals and Nationals’ $2 flat fares for local train, tram and bus travel policy announced at the weekend, which will include town bus services in Horsham, Hamilton and Stawell.

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