Having raised the issue in State Parliament on a number of occasions, Gippsland East MP Tim Bull has received confirmation the air conditioning system will be upgraded across the entire “classic” V/Line train fleet.
“With the Public Transport Minister not releasing any details on the review into the system at the end of last year, the news that an upgrade will occur is pleasing for those who have advocated for this for a long time,” Mr Bull said.
The response came after Mr Bull’s most recent question on the matter in Parliament.
“My office and I are regularly contacted by constituents concerned about their experiences on the V/Line service, and these concerns regularly relate to the air conditioning problem that has been occurring,” he said.
“The issue country rail travellers have is that when the temperature exceeds 36 degrees, the air conditioning on these long-haul carriages fails.
“This has caused great discomfort when passengers – a lot of them elderly – need the relief most.
“I just hope now that this upgrade adequately addresses the issue.”
Monday, May 8, 2017