Public Transport | November 06, 2017
Kealy – travel times increase under Labor
The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy MP is frustrated by V/Line’s new timetable to Horsham which has increased travel times to the region.
“Not only does the new timetable include no new services to Horsham, many of the changes actually increase travel times to the region” Ms Kealy said.
“There is no doubt Western Victoria has the poorest public transport in the state and the situation is getting worse, not better, under the Andrew’s Labor Government.
“These changes under Labor’s watch are only making public transport less accessible and cutting our region off from other major regional centres and Melbourne”, she said.
Ms Kealy has written to the Minister for Public Transport, Hon. Jacinta Allan MP asking her to immediately intervene to reverse these changes.
At the same time Ms Kealy is calling on the Andrew’s Labor Government to immediately undertake formal planning and a business case with the aim of improving passenger rail and bus services for Western Victoria.
Ms Kealy is also encouraging people to join the campaign by visiting haveyoursayvictoria.org/westernpublictransportservices and telling their story about how better public transport services can improve their life.
“I need your stories so together we can deliver a strong message to this Melbourne-centric Labor Government that the 110,000 people who live in Western Victoria deserve better train and bus links,” Ms Kealy said.
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