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Family First wants South Australia's regional rail service restored under a plan that could be subject to a full parliamentary inquiry.
Family First MP, Dennis Hood, said the party proposed the restoration of regular passenger services to regional centres including Murray Bridge, Victor Harbor, Whyalla, Mt. Gambier and Broken Hill.
Rail services would also be extended from Gawler, north of Adelaide, into the Barossa Valley and services would be upgraded on the northern and southern suburbs and in the Adelaide Hills.
"This state once had a world-class regional rail system, which in most cases now is only used for freight," Mr. Hood said.
"High petrol prices, road safety concerns and environmental worries are three reasons why the country needs rail services to be restored."
Mr. Hood said Family First agreed that Adelaide also needed an upgraded central hospital and an improved sports stadium.
"But our overwhelming priority at the moment must be in providing cheap, fast, environmentally-friendly transportation for the people of the state," he said.
On June 4 parliament's upper house will consider sending the Family First proposal to the Environment, Resources and Development Committee for a full inquiry.
Barrier Daily Truth
Wed, May 7, 2008
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