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Monday, 30 January 2017

TEN NEW SERVICES FOR CASTLEMAINE HIT THE TRACKS

The Andrews Labor Government has introduced 10 new train services every week for Castlemaine as part of a new V/Line timetable that delivers 80 extra services across regional Victoria.

A new Melbourne to Bendigo service will leave Southern Cross Station at 7.42pm and pass through Castlemaine at 9:08pm.

Another will leave Bendigo at 9.20pm and stop at Castlemaine at 9:44, helping people get home if they’ve worked late or gone out in Bendigo.

The 80 extra V/Line services each week are the first of more than 170 announced in Victorian Budget 2016-17, which invests $1.3 billion in better public transport for regional Victoria.

The Budget also delivered $280 million for new carriages, to boost capacity on the busiest regional services.

For more information and to plan your journey, visit ptv.vic.gov.au. Another timetable change is scheduled for later this year, which will introduce even more regional services.

Quotes attributable to Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards

 “These new services will make a real difference, giving people in Castlemaine more choice about when they travel and how they get home.”

“It’s part of our record investment in tracks, trains and services across Victoria, to get people home safer and sooner, wherever they live.”

 

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