On 24 November 2015
I asked the Minister for Public Transport about the additional services
promised for the Hurstbridge Line. Labor committed to delivering these three
exta peak services in 2015. I recieved the barely satisfactory answer that the
"Labor Government is working with PTV on the best options to deliver the
In 2016 I inquired of the Minister for Public Transport on the progress of these extra services. Amazingly the response I recieved was still the same.
We're now well into 2017 and there's no new information. Once more I have asked the Government when can we expect these services to be delivered on these very overcrowded and busy trains? It is time for answers; residents want answers. We need to know — not only from the Level Crossing Removal Authority, which has said two of them will not begin until 2019 — when the government is going to deliver those two services in 2019 as well as the third service.
The now Member for Eltham - Vicki Ward promised prior to the last election that Labor would deliver these services in 2015. It's now 2017, the services haven't been delivered.
You can read below, in full, a record of all the questions i've put to the Minister and her responses over the past years.