Davis takes train

Shadow Minister David Davis (right) and Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood got a detailed rundown on the current and future needs of Gippsland train users from convenor of the Gippsland V/Line Users Group Natalie Thorne of Warragul during travel from Melbourne to Traralgon last Thursday.

Train commuters from Gippsland got an on-the-spot chance to put their case for improved V/Line services when Shadow Public Transport Minister David Davis took a return Melbourne-Traralgon trip last Thursday. The 4.16pm service he caught from Southern Cross station was,

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Dud deal for rail users

Gippsland rail travellers will continue to wear the pain of frequent service disruptions but for little or no gain.

Gippsland rail travellers will continue to wear the pain of frequent service disruptions but for little or no gain, according to Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood. Commuters returning to work in the city after the Christmas-New Year period will face

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More train seats

An extra three carriages – 222 seats - have been added to busy morning and afternoon peak services on the Gippsland rail line.

An extra three carriages – 222 seats – were added to the busiest morning and afternoon peak service on the Gippsland rail line last week. The additional carriages will double seating capacity on weekday services that depart Warragul at 7.11am

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Rail study welcomed


A Gippsland Rail Study report has identified $350 million worth of urgent works required to improve rail services between Melbourne and Bairnsdale. The study has identified short term fixes for the railway line that need to be completed by 2021

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Public transport upgrade

Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan is welcomed to Warragul by Upper House member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing for the launch yesterday of the government's strategy to improve public transport services in regional areas.

A strategy to upgrade public transport in regional areas was released in Warragul yesterday by State Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan. “Connecting Regional Victoria – Victoria’s Regional Network Development Plan” gives a broad outline of the government’s short (up

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Potential train fatalities narrowly avoided

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Five potential fatalities involving pedestrians and trains were narrowly avoided in Baw Baw Shire in the past year. They were among 143 “near hits” incidents across V/Line’s regional network due to trespassers on the tracks. The “near hits in Baw

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Warragul commuters count the cost

Natalie Thorne says the prospect of several months of train disruption is unacceptable.

by Yvette Brand The daily commute to Melbourne for work has lost its appeal for many local residents who are now angry, frustrated and tired of lengthy delays to their work routines. Understanding employers are giving local commuters some flexibility,

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