15 April 2015
Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – (Question 148) My constituency question is for the Minister for Public Transport and is on behalf of Kevin Simpson of Echuca and other constituents who use the V/Line service to connect with Bendigo and Melbourne. Will the minister commit to delivering the planned upgrades for the Echuca rail line and services which include $1 million of line upgrade works as well as the addition of an extra weekday return service between Echuca and Bendigo that were due to start in 2016? Some 20 000 passengers a year are estimated to use the V/Line Echuca line. The plans announced last year were widely welcomed by Echuca residents and businesses alike and my constituents are very keen to know if the Labor government will continue the upgrade.