Outer zones need cheaper travel, says transport user group
Parking problems at railway stations on zone boundaries would be reduced by more competitive fares, the Public Transport Users Association (PTUA) said today.
“As soon as passengers cross a zone boundary, fares skyrocket,” said PTUA Treasurer Kerryn Wilmot. “It’s no wonder people drive to stations like Brighton Beach and park where-ever they can. Residents near zone boundaries are suffering because zone 2 and 3 fares are too expensive.”
Continue reading Lower fares solution to zone boundary parking woes
The Public Transport Users Association (PTUA) has called for an immediate frequency upgrade of train services on the Werribee line to help ease severe overcrowding and congestion on roads.
PTUA spokesman Christopher Trikilis called on the Government to Ã¢â‚¬Ëœstand up and deliverÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ for passengers on the busy Werribee rail line and help improve severe overcrowding problems on the line. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Despite adding additional express trains in recent weeks on the line, poor implementation has done little to ease the overcrowding and lack of regular services in the peak times.Ã¢â‚¬Â Continue reading New services fail to ease crush
The Public Transport Users Association (PTUA) questions why Manningham is once again neglected of overdue public transport projects given the announcement this week of a huge $825m surplus in the Victorian Budget for 2006. Continue reading Huge surplus, no tram
Come along and show your support this Sunday for the South Morang rail extension, and protest against the 1999 Bracks broken promise to build it by 2003.
Where and when: Sunday 8th October, 12 Noon at Cnr of Civic Drive and McDonalds Rd, South Morang
Melway: 183 A11. Buses: 571 from Epping railway station or 563 (Note 572 does not run Sundays)
Continue reading Protest for South Morang Rail
The Public Transport Users Association (PTUA) has demanded that bus services in Manningham be significantly increased and extended on Friday and Saturday evenings in line with improvements for Melbourne’s tram and train network. Continue reading Manningham: Time for late night services
The Public Transport Users Association (PTUA) has condemned the lack of credible projects presented in the North East Integrated Transport Study (NEITS) and dismissed the study as inadequate for Melbourne’s growing north-east. Continue reading NEITS a sham: Where’s the projects?
Some entrances to Melbourne’s busiest stations are consistently unstaffed, leading to increased fare evasion, says the Public Transport Users Association (PTUA). The PTUA called on public transport operators to get back to basics on fare evasion, providing consistent staffing at stations, particularly major interchanges.
PTUA President Daniel Bowen said a study showed the popular Degraves Street/Campbell Arcade entrance to Flinders Street station had been unstaffed for about 90% of the time in the past few months, at all times of day, including peak periods. Continue reading Time to get back to basics on fare evasion, say commuters
FREE screening of the documentary The End of Suburbia about the end of the age of cheap oil. Introduced by weather man and environmental ambassador Rob Gell.
Sunday June 4, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Rowville and District Neighbourhood House
20 Fulham Road, Rowville (Melway 81 K1)
Continue reading Free screening of The End Of Suburbia this Sunday, 4 June
The Public Transport Users Association (PTUA) and Templestowe Road Reference Panel have joined forces to demand the State Government provide funding for a new bus service along Templestowe Road joining Heidelberg Station and The Pines. Continue reading Wanted: Bus service for Templestowe Road
Federal MP Anna Burke is running a petition for the renovation of the Box Hill public transport interchange. You can download the petition here. (PDF, 18Kb)