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Over the past 3 years, Railcorp has racked up a taxi bill in excess of $4 million. Documents, obtained by the NSW opposition under the Freedom of Information act claim it shows that even the Government has no confidence in its own rail network.
The New South Wales Opposition has criticised the amount of money the State Government is spending on taxis to get rail workers to and from the job.
It says a Freedom of Information request has revealed that more than $4 million has been spent on taxis for Railcorp employees over the last three years.
The Opposition's Transport spokeswoman Gladys Berejiklian says that is a disgrace.
"Look there's no doubt that in exceptional circumstances using taxis for rail workers is acceptable however a $30,000 a week bill which is growing year by year is unacceptable," she said.
"This state government has no respect for taxpayer money. It also has no respect for its own rail network in managing it so poorly."
Ms Berejiklian says the annual bill has been increasing steadily.
"Well there's no doubt this money could be much better spent improving public transport services yet the state government thinks it's acceptable to spend $30,000 a week on taxis for rail workers," she said.
"This demonstrates how incompetent they are in managing public transport and how little confidence they have in their own rail network."
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