Comments regarding Labor's north east train announcement
28 May 2015
Comments from the Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan regarding Labor’s announcement for an additional locomotive on the Albury -Southern Cross line:
“I hope this means the new Labor Government has finally come to its senses and realised it cannot just ignore the north east line.
“This announcement won't result in any additional services on the Albury-Southern Cross line.
“Recent maintenance works has meant one train set has been taken off the line, disrupting services which have been replaced with bus. An additional locomotive will hopefully fix some of those issues by improving reliability.
“Daniel Andrews must do a lot more if he is going to make a difference for commuters on the north-east line.”
The Coalition's $178 million rail package was not just going to improve reliability; it was also going to deliver extra services to the north east line.
Labor announced 21 new VLocity carriages in this year's Budget, with every single one of them earmarked for Geelong.