Regional Vic bus upgrades


A $9 million program to make four regional Victorian bus stations more accessible for people with disabilities has been announced

Regional Vic bus upgrades
Four bus stations at Moe, Morwell, Traralgon and Trafalgar will be made more accessible for people with disabilities this year

 

The revamp will include new ramps, upgraded toilets, tactile ground surface indicators and lowered ticket counters, and waiting areas will also be renovated at  Moe, Morwell, Traralgon and Trafalgar.

One-hundred new car parks will also be created at Traralgon Station and 60 new spaces at Morwell.

Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing says Gippsland public transport  users deserve more passenger seating, more car parking and better amenity at stations.

"These upgrades and improvements will make rail travel noticeably more comfortable and convenient as patronage numbers grow," she says.

"It's crucial that public transport investment is prioritised for our region, and I'm continuing to advocate for large-scale, long-term investment in rail to accommodate population growth and improve services."

The new Latrobe Valley bus network was also launched recently, which is delivering more frequent, direct and coordinated services to more places in Traralgon, Moe, Morwell and surrounding areas.

Three new rail carriages have also been added to Gippsland services. The three carriages will add 222 seats to the 6:27am from Traralgon to Southern Cross Station, and the 4:58pm from Southern Cross to Traralgon – doubling space for passengers on these services.

 

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