Speeches

21
Jun

South Eastern Metropolitan Region

Speeches

MR RICH-PHILLIPS (South Eastern Metropolitan) (12:33:52) — My constituency question is for the Minister for Public Transport, and it relates to the government's claim that it is providing a substantial extension to rail services in the Dandenong corridor. It appears that the government is only providing a minimal number of additional services, notwithstanding a claim by the member for Cranbourne in the Assembly that there will be trains every 10 minutes between the hours of 7.00 p.m. and 10.00 p.m., benefiting Cranbourne passengers. An examination of the Public Transport Victoria timetables shows that that currently is not the case and that, despite the claims by the government and the member for Cranbourne, the people of Cranbourne will be missing out.

I ask the Minister for Public Transport to now honour the statement made by the member for Cranbourne and to ensure that the people on the Cranbourne line — not just the Dandenong line but the Cranbourne spur — do get train services at 10-minute frequencies as the government has claimed it would deliver.
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