The Andrews Labor Government is delivering four extra train services every day and adding up to 100 car parks at Kyneton Station.
Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan, joined Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, at Kyneton Station today to discuss the massive investment in better public transport for Kyneton in last week’s Victorian Budget 2016/17.
The four extra services will run off peak –meaning less time waiting on the platform during the day and on weekends, for local passengers.
Getting to these services will be easier by car with up to 100 extra spaces to be built at Kyneton Station, to make it easier to drive to the station and catch the train.
These 100 extra parks at Kyneton are in addition to up to 40 extra spaces at Gisborne Station, and a major upgrade to Woodend Station car park, which will be paved and get better lighting.
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
“This critical investment in services and car parks will reduce the daily scramble to get to work or school, and mean more choice for more local passengers about how they get around.”
“The Andrews Labor Government is investing more than a billion dollar in better public transport for Kyneton, Gisborne and across regional Victoria – we’re getting it done.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas
“More and more people are catching the train to work, which is putting massive pressure on car parking at Kyneton, Gisborne and Woodend Stations.”
“The Andrews Labor Government is delivering the major public transport projects our network needs, and making the small local improvements that make a big difference to people’s day-to-day lives.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020