12 March 1991 - Current
Ms SHEED (Shepparton) — (Question 3893) My question is to the Minister for Public Transport. The timetable for Shepparton trains on the grand final eve public holiday was the same as Sundays — that is, heavily reduced services, with only two trains to Melbourne and two trains returning. Given that one of the stated purposes of this public holiday was to increase visitation to regional areas, and indeed give people living in regional areas the opportunity to attend the grand final parade, a timetable such as this does nothing to promote those opportunities. Will the Minister for Public Transport review regional train timetables, in particular Shepparton, for all public holidays with a view to maintaining them on a normal weekday timetable, thereby enabling a customer-focused transport system?