It is pleasing to see the budget allocation for extra rail services to Warrnambool. We need this now.
We also need new rolling stock. Passengers continue to endure uncomfortable trips on dirty carriages dating back to the 1950s. This week, one of the busiest weeks in my region’s calendar, shows why we need this now.
I am told the Melbourne to Warrnambool service is crowded with passengers this week and many of them are standing in the aisles. I am saddened that this is how our visitors to the region will start their stay.