Libs rail against poor train services

 

News article: Libs rail against poor train services

A group of local politicians have banded together to call on the state and federal governments to put more into Geelong's under-performing passenger rail services.

  Rossco T Chief Train Controller

Location: Camberwell, Victoria

The group is accusing the Victorian Labor government of failing to deliver a business case or feasibility study for the duplication of the line from Geelong to Warrnambool despite receiving $1 million from the Federal government.
Liberal Politicians

Duplication from Geelong to Warrnambool?  That was $1 million well spent!

I'm hoping they mean duplication from Geelong to Waurn Ponds.

Ross

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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
We publish news from all sources here even the libs but I do find it interesting this liberal party rally for better services for Geelong commuters comes from the same people who pulled $200+m out of the RRL budget to fund a road no one really wanted.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line

The group is accusing the Victorian Labor government of failing to deliver a business case or feasibility study for the duplication of the line from Geelong to Warrnambool despite receiving $1 million from the Federal government.

Duplication from Geelong to Warrnambool?  That was $1 million well spent!

I'm hoping they mean duplication from Geelong to Waurn Ponds.

Ross
Rossco T

Ahhh...Waurn Ponds....Warrnambool...they both start with 'W' Exclamation
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
I do hope that the wording of the thread's title is deliberate.
  mejhammers1 Chief Commissioner

We publish news from all sources here even the libs but I do find it interesting this liberal party rally for better services for Geelong commuters comes from the same people who pulled $200+m out of the RRL budget to fund a road no one really wanted.
bevans
Now you understand. Hear hear. Kite flying at its finest from a party who is about to lose the next Federal Election.

Michael
  9034 Train Controller

From the Website http://www.fightingforbetterrail.com.au/


The Warrnambool - Geelong - Melbourne rail line needs fixing urgently.
Trains to and from Melbourne are overcrowded and unreliable. We need more daily services for Warrnambool and Colac and express peak hour trains between Geelong and Melbourne.
That's why your State and Federal Liberal MPs are fighting for more money for our rail services.
Despite $1m from the Turnbull Government to plan the rail duplication between South Geelong and Waurn Ponds, we have seen no action from State Labor on this project.
While the State is responsible for passenger rail, dedicated Commonwealth funding would help the state plan and fund vital rail upgrades.
That’s why we need your voice, your friends and family to support our petition for better passenger rail.
Sign up now and show your support!
Sarah Henderson MP
Federal Member for Corangamite
The Hon Dan Tehan MP
Federal Member for Wannon
Richard Riordan MP
Member for Polwarth
Roma Britnell MP
Member for South-West Coast
Andrew Katos MP
Member for South Barwon
Simon Ramsay MP
Member for Western Victoria

sounds reasonable.

9034
  mejhammers1 Chief Commissioner

From the Website http://www.fightingforbetterrail.com.au/


The Warrnambool - Geelong - Melbourne rail line needs fixing urgently.
Trains to and from Melbourne are overcrowded and unreliable. We need more daily services for Warrnambool and Colac and express peak hour trains between Geelong and Melbourne.
That's why your State and Federal Liberal MPs are fighting for more money for our rail services.
Despite $1m from the Turnbull Government to plan the rail duplication between South Geelong and Waurn Ponds, we have seen no action from State Labor on this project.
While the State is responsible for passenger rail, dedicated Commonwealth funding would help the state plan and fund vital rail upgrades.
That’s why we need your voice, your friends and family to support our petition for better passenger rail.
Sign up now and show your support!
Sarah Henderson MP
Federal Member for Corangamite
The Hon Dan Tehan MP
Federal Member for Wannon
Richard Riordan MP
Member for Polwarth
Roma Britnell MP
Member for South-West Coast
Andrew Katos MP
Member for South Barwon
Simon Ramsay MP
Member for Western Victoria

sounds reasonable.

9034
9034
Nope, nothing but kite flying. Yes because there is an election round the corner.

Just remember what the Coalition did to rail services. Removed $350 Million from the RRL and re-directed it to a stupid bypass in the Beaufort area. Cut $100 Million from the v/Line maintenance budget, problems that we are experiencing now on the RRL can be attributed to the blatant penny pinching of the Coalition Govt. The ALP is far from perfect. I can understand the angst f