The Andrews Labor Government is adding more trains services to Bendigo and improving Bendigo Station, to make it a better place to catch the train.
Minister for Public Transport and Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan visited Bendigo Station today, which will undergo a massive upgrade as part of $15.8 million in funding in last week’s Victorian Budget 2016/17.
The works will deliver the Bendigo Station Master plan currently being developed by the City of Greater the Bendigo in partnership with the Labor Government.
The improvements will make the station easier to get to, with better pedestrian access, parking and traffic management outside the station.
Movement between platforms will also be improved and made more accessible, and the waiting area will be upgraded.
The $15.8 million will also fund improvements at Eaglehawk Station, making it more accessible for people with disabilities.
The Budget also funds four extra off-peak services each day for Bendigo and provides $2 million to investigate further capacity and reliability improvements for the line in the future.
The investment is part of more than a billion dollars the Labor Government invested in better regional public transport through last week’s budget.
This investment includes $280 million for 27 new VLocity carriages, $141 million for critical maintenance and $198 million to rebuild V/Line, so it can deliver the services passengers in Bendigo and across regional Victoria expect and deserve.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan
“Bendigo is booming. We need more trains, and a better central station and that is what we are delivering.”
“Our $15.8 million investment will upgrade Eaglehawk and make Bendigo Station easier to get to, a more comfortable place wait and more accessible for people with disabilities.”
“We’re also adding four extra weekly services, so people spend less time waiting on platforms and more time with family and friends.”
“The Andrews Labor Government is investing more than a billion in better public transport for Bendigo, and across regional Victoria – we’re getting it done.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020