We need a fast express train to Melbourne. We have had enough of our “sardine express”.
The Morrison Government has delivered $254 million for the Warrnambool to Geelong rail line including $150 million to duplicating the track between South Geelong and Waurn Ponds, as well as upgrading platforms at Waurn Ponds, Marshall and South Geelong.
Apart from an initial tranche of only $20 million, Labor has delivered no funding to upgrade our rail services which is an absolute disgrace. An election commitment of $147 million does not cut the mustard.
To make matters worse, State Labor has done nothing to fix the Regional Rail Link which has proved to be a total disaster for Geelong and Corangamite commuters in peak hour.
The Geelong to Melbourne rail line is the busiest regional rail service in Victoria. Trips on the Geelong, Waurn Ponds and Warrnambool lines have increased from 2.6 million in 2006-07 to 7.6 million in 2016-17, as the Geelong Advertiser reported (GA 20/4/18).
PLEASE SIGN MY PETITION to show Premier Daniel Andrews that rail infrastructure investment for Geelong and the Corangamite electorate is critical.