Replacement bus services must cater for passengers
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Replacement bus services must cater for passengers

V/Line coaches replacing trains on the Gippsland line are not stopping at Clayton, Dandenong and Caufield, as the train services they are replacing did.

Nationals Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said this is hindering those attending important medical appointments, forcing the sick and elderly to catch a coach from Pakenham, then a Metro train to Clayton, which is inappropriate and cumbersome.

“I have requested the Minister for Transport review this decision and restore access to the stops that would have been covered by the train.

“Even if we can restore these stops on certain timetables, it will allow patients to align their appointments with the public transport services.”

Mr Bull said he was also awaiting a response from the Minister on the provision of a buffet car for the Gippsland line long haul service.

“It remains my strong view that if you are traveling this distance from Bairnsdale to Melbourne, or back the other way, then you should have the opportunity to have a cup of tea and a small snack on that service.”

 Monday, 26 June 2023