Deputy Leader (LC)


Wi-Fi and mobile blackspots on V/Line trains

Deputy Leader

On 8 April 2014, the former Coalition Government announced a $40 million package to fix
mobile blackspots and deliver free Wi-Fi on a number of V/Line Services.
(Source: media release)

The $40million was included in the 2014/15 State Budget (Source: Budget paper 3, pages 48 & 54).

Jacinta Allan has shelved plans for Wi-Fi on regional trains despite it being budgeted
for, under the former Coalition Government.  

Comments attributable to Shadow Assistant Treasurer Gordon Rich-Phillips:
Regional Victorians are paying the price for Daniel Andrews’ decision to waste almost a
billion dollars not to build the East West Link.

Daniel Andrews has not only cut the Country Roads and Bridges Program but now he’s
betraying regional Victoria once again by pulling funding on Wi-Fi on V/line trains.

Daniel Andrews and Jacinta Allan must come clean to regional Victorian commuters on
where this money is being redirected to.|

Media contact: Michelle Zydower 0423 028 564

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