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Public Transport Top Priority for Knox - Blaze

The Knox mayor Cr Tom Blaze, has called for immediate public transport upgrades in the Knox area.

In his submission to the panel hearings on the Scoresby Transport Corridor EES today, Cr Blaze said public transport improvements - including a train to Rowville - should be made before the Scoresby Freeway started.

Cr Blaze also announced that the Knox Council would form a regional Public Transport Forum.

At today's hearing Cr Blaze called for:

  • a rail link from Glen Waverley to Rowville
  • investigation of a rail extension along Wellington Rd, from Huntingdale to Rowville 
  • extension of the Burwood Highway tram to Knox City and onto Ferntree Gully
  • improved feeder bus services to all major stations
  • priority bus services in Springvale and Stud Rds

The PTUA congratulated Cr Blaze and the council on recognising that public transport was a priority in Knox and should be upgraded before the Scoresby Freeway is built.

PTUA vice-president John McPherson said: "Both the Council and the PTUA have done their homework and found that the people of Knox are badly in need of better public transport.

"Let's hope the EES panel and the State Government will take note of what the council Is saying and make public transport the top priority for Knox and the Scoresby Corridor."

PTUA Office 9650 7898

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Last Modified: 22 November 1999