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Inland rail a trifecta for Toowoomba region: mayor
Premier Steve Bracks was forced to defend the upgrade after the Herald Sun revealed many trains would be slower than those now running.
Commuters from all four lines say Regional Fast Rail will be no better or worse.
Hume City mayor Kevin Sheahan said Sunbury would get no extra peak-hour services.
"Overall, the number of services has decreased from 41 to 39," Cr Sheahan said in a statement.
Caroline Persico, of Drouin, said the needs of regular passengers had been ignored.
Most commuters on the Traralgon line live between Garfield and Warragul, but the timetable did not reflect this, she said. "It's actually adding a lot of time to our travelling."
Public Transport Users Association spokesman Tim Petersen said Geelong needed more frequent trains, but was only getting three extra services a day.
Ballan resident Sandra Siniawski said the V/Line timetable would force commuters into cars. There would be no services to the town, on the Ballarat line, from 5pm until 6.30pm daily, she said.
Opposition transport spokesman Terry Mulder said the Government should have spent the funds more effectively.
"They've build the system and found it doesn't meet the need," he said.
Premier Steve Bracks said the statistics, published in yesterday's Herald Sun, indicated shorter peak-hour journeys.
"If you look at the additional services we are putting on . . . some of those will be faster, some of those won't be but they will be more frequent," Mr Bracks said.
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