The Federal Government are to be congratulated for finally putting money into urban public transport, which will cut congestion by getting cars off the road, cut emissions, and give people more sustainable transport choices. But brickbats are due to the Brumby State Government for advancing flawed projects, says the Public Transport Users Association (PTUA).
Community fears betray poor standard of metro train service, says PTUA
Calls by sections of the Sunbury community to retain the existing V/Line service in preference to more frequent suburban train services are “an indictment of Connex’s poor standard of service”, the Public Transport Users Association (PTUA) said today, while restating its support for the project.
“Connex’s poor reputation for slow, dirty, overcrowded, understaffed and unreliable trains has tainted the perception of our suburban trains to the point where people don’t want them, even where they can provide a much more frequent service,” said PTUA President Daniel Bowen. “This outcry from Sunbury is a clarion call to Connex and the Brumby government to clean up their act.” Continue reading Opposition to Sunbury electrification an indictment of Connex→
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) has slammed plans by the State Government to spend over $1 billion building a third track on the Dandenong train line — which will be at the expense of projects such as the Altona loop duplication, benefiting the entire Western suburbs, and other projects in the upcoming “Transport and Liveability” statement. Continue reading Expensive third track costs Altona duplication→
The public transport advocacy group for Victoria, Australia