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A group of Wheatbelt residents is circulating a petition protesting against the Western Australian Government's move to cut the AvonLink train service.
As a cost-saving measure, and as a result of declining passenger numbers, the Government says the service, which runs between Midland, Toodyay and Northam, will end on December 30.
It is set to be replaced by a twice-daily bus service.
Bakers' Hill resident Joy Harding says the community is angered by the move.
"We already know that Toodyay Road has major problems, it's already operating at capacity now," she said.
"It's a heavy-haulage route with quarry activities at several locations and a high volume of trucks on the road.
"We also know there's been some very tragic events on this road in recent weeks.
"The community is angry. It's another way of disregarding the people that live over the hill.
"When we have a Government that believes we should be getting vehicles off the road and they turn around and do this, I don't think it's the right move."
A spokeswoman for the Transport Minister says cancelling the AvonLink and MerredinLink service will save taxpayers more than $1.2 million a year.
This article first appeared on www.abc.net.au
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