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A CASEY ratepayers group says extending the Cranbourne rail line to Clyde would help reduce chronic overcrowding of railway carparks at Cranbourne, Narre Warren and Berwick.
Casey Residents and Ratepayers Association president Rex Flannery said new stations at Cranbourne East and Clyde would dramatically reduce the daily crush at other stations on the line.
“The smart option would be to extend the rail line, put the services where people really want them and take some of the load off our inner stations to let more local people use them as they were originally intended,” Mr Flannery said.
He said the sheer growth of housing and residents forecast for the Cranbourne East-Clyde region made a rail line extension and improved bus services essential.
Population in the Cranbourne East/Clyde area is set to explode from about 20,000 to more than 140,000 within 25 years.
Casey Mayor Mick Morland said both Labor and Liberal shared the council’s view the extension of the rail line was needed, but neither would commit to it.
“There’s a view it will not be needed for 10 years,” Cr Morland said.
“That’s certainly not my view, but even if it is correct, the time to start work on developing stations and upgrading the track is now.”
Cranbourne state Labor MP Jude Perera did not say whether he thought the train line should be extended, if he would lobby for it, and when construction should start, saying only it would be considered “in the future, in line with priorities across the public transport network”.
Opposition spokesman on public transport David Hodgett failed to reply before deadline.
This article first appeared on www.heraldsun.com.au
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