Member of Lions Club – State Parliament
An update on progress to upgrade the air-conditioning systems on the V/Line carriages that travel to and from Bairnsdale Station has been sought in State Parliament by Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull.
“Having made formal representations on this matter a number of times over the past two years, and with the Minister last advising that following a trial in 2016, an upgrade would commence in late 2017 and completed in 2018, I saw fit the need to ask how this was progressing,” Mr Bull said.
“We have unfortunately been in a situation that when the mercury soars above 36 degrees, the air-conditioning fails on these long-haul carriages, which is an unacceptable situation that I have repeatedly said needs to be remedied immediately.”
“Approaching the warmest time of the year, I am hopeful work has at least started on the upgrade of this system as it has caused significant concern among the community in recent years.
“Many users of the rail service are elderly and for these people especially, it is a serious health concern.
“Therefore, I would like to know how the upgrade is progressing,” Mr Bull told Parliament.
The Minister has 30 days to answer Mr Bull’s question.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017