Baillieu Government To Build Doncaster Railway Via Clifton Hill

Baillieu Government To Build Doncaster Railway Via Clifton Hill

Victoria Opposition Leader Ted Baillieu

Coalition To Plan For Doncaster Rail Link

Victor P Taffa

Planning for a new Heavy Rail Line to Doncaster will begin under a Victorian Liberal Nationals Coalition Government.

Speaking at Doncaster Shoppingtown this morning, Coalition Leader Ted Baillieu said Labor had left Doncaster families isolated without Rail or Tram Access.

“Under the Coalition’s Plan, the new line would link Doncaster with the City via Clifton Hill and North of the City with consideration of a further link to Ringwood in the East.” Mr. Baillieu said.

“We will Plan for a Rail Link to Doncaster to help the people of Doncaster who have been denied adequate Public Transport by Premier John Brumby.”

 

 

“Labor has had 11 years to plan for Rail to Doncaster but has failed to do so, instead wasting taxpayers’ money on the myki ticketing fiasco and fairy lights for the West Gate Bridge.” Mr. Baillieu said.

“The Coalition has listened to locals and will invest $6.5 Million in the first two years of Government to Plan for this new Rail Line.”

“We will consult with local communities and stakeholders on the route and location of new railway stations and maximise the opportunities for passengers to transfer between train lines to integrated tram or bus services or private vehicles.” Mr. Baillieu said.

A completed new line would provide a vital public transport alternative for families in North-Eastern Melbourne who currently lack any form of Rail or Tram Access.

“A Baillieu Government will fix the problems by planning for further Public Transport Infrastructure in this area because we believe local families deserve better services.” Mr. Baillieu said.

Mary Wooldridge Doncaster MLA

Mary Wooldridge Doncaster MLA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liberal Member for Doncaster Mary Wooldridge said she had made Public Transport her number one local priority.

“Only the Coalition has a plan to improve public transport options for Doncaster-area residents.” Ms. Wooldridge said.

“The Coalition will plan for safe, reliable and clean train services, which will be critical to encouraging Doncaster-area residents to leave their cars at home and use public transport.”

“A new Rail Line will move thousands of Passengers per Hour.” Ms. Wooldridge said.

Nicholas Kotsiras Bulleen MLA

Nicholas Kotsiras Bulleen MLA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liberal Member for Bulleen Nicholas Kotsiras said the Coalition’s Doncaster Train Plan would provide better links for residents in the area who have been neglected by John Brumby.

Public Transport Patronage in the Doncaster area is about 15 % below the Melbourne average and less than that of neighbouring Municipalities that have Fixed Rail.

Residents in the Doncaster area also own more cars and have a greater reliance on private car travel than the Melbourne average.