Regional Victoria The Winners Under A Baillieu/Ryan Pro-Rail Government

Regional Victoria The Winners Under A Baillieu/Ryan Pro-Rail Government

Victoria Opposition Leader Ted Baillieu

Victoria Shadow Minister for Public Transport Terry Mulder

Victoria Shadow Minister for Regional & Rural Development Peter Ryan

Liberal Candidate for Geelong Alastair Thomson

Liberal Candidate for Ballarat East Ben Taylor

Liberal Candidate for Ballarat West Craig Coltman

Liberal Candidate for Bendigo East Michael Langdon

Nationals Candidate for Bendigo East Peter Schwarz

Liberal Candidate for Bendigo West Anita Donlon

Nationals Candidate for Bendigo West Steven Oliver

Liberal Candidate for Ripon Vic Dunn

Nationals Candidate for Ripon Wendy McIvor

 

 

 

VIC Shadow Minister for Public Transport Terry Mulder

VIC Shadow Minister for Public Transport Terry Mulder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

RAIL REVIVAL: GEELONG, BALLARAT AND BENDIGO

Victor P Taffa

A $25 Million Grovedale Railway Station in Geelong will also be built under the Coalition.

The Station will be built near Rossack Drive and Heyers Road to enable access from the Surf Coast Highway and Torquay and Geelong’s fast-expanding Southern Suburbs including Armstrong Creek.

The New Station will feature:

• A fully-enclosed, airconditioned and heated Waiting Room;

• A Carpark for at least 200 Cars;

• Staffing from first to last Train;

• A V/Line booking office;

• Facilities that is fully compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act.

The Coalition will work with V/Line to maximise the number of Geelong, South Geelong or Marshall and Warrnambool Line Trains that will stop at Grovedale.

VIC Shadow Minister for Regional & Rural Development Peter Ryan

VIC Shadow Minister for Regional & Rural Development Peter Ryan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAIL REVIVAL: GEELONG, BALLARAT AND BENDIGO

The Coalition will plan for the return of passenger trains between Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo on a cross-country rail route via Meredith, Maryborough and Castlemaine.

Under John Brumby, Victoria’s second, third and fourth largest cities remain without direct passenger train links, with V/Line passengers forced to travel via Melbourne or its suburbs or via V/Line cross-country coaches.

This is unacceptable when the combined population of Ballarat, Bendigo, Castlemaine, Geelong and Maryborough is now more than 400,000.

The Coalition will provide $2 Million for a Planning Study to commence the linking of the Centres.

This will require the Gheringhap to Ballarat line via Meredith to be upgraded for Passenger trains and the re-opening of the closed Moolort (near Maryborough) to Maldon Junction (near Castlemaine) Line closed by Labor.

Other Rail Services closed by Labor have been V/Line services between Seymour and Wodonga.

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Under the provisions of the relevant Electoral Act responsibility for all election comment is assumed by Editor Victor P Taffa. The Registered office of The Southern Thunderer is at 4/69a Darvall Road, West Ryde NSW 2114.