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I REMEMBER with great interest the article “Mildura passenger rail return a step closer, says Nationals” in Sunraysia Daily on April 24.
Since reading about the Coalition’s new-found commitment to passenger rail, I have heard little more about how it is going to deliver on its promises.
I can’t help feeling the Opposition isn’t genuine and that it’s just telling the public something in the hope of picking up cheap votes.
In the 1990s, the Liberals introduced core and non-core promises. I am curious about whether this promise for a return of passenger rail to Donald and Mildura is a non-core promise.
It was a Coalition government that withdrew The Vinelander from service in 1993, and we’ve seen Coalition governments do very little for passenger rail since.
The current Liberal Government in South Australia has placed the continuation of The Overland passenger service between Melbourne and Adelaide under threat.
I would like to see detailed information on how the Coalition plans to provide passenger train services to Donald, considering Victorian passenger trains use broad gauge and Donald is on a standard-gauge line.
I remain unconvinced that the Coalition would provide passenger rail services to Donald and, as for Mildura, I am doubtful that they would provide anything more than line upgrades that benefit freight services.
This article first appeared on www.sunraysiadaily.com.au
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