LABOR SET TO SLASH PUBLIC TRANSPORT FARES

An Andrews Labor Government will deliver cheaper and more reliable public transport for local families State Labor Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley said today.

If elected Labor will abolish Zone 1 and 2 fares and cap maximum daily fares at the current Zone 1 rate across the entire tram, rail and bus network from early next year.

Ms Graley said the plan would see commuters in Narre Warren South save up to $1200 a year.

“We have seen public transport fares increase by 20 per cent under the Napthine Government and local families are crying out for relief,”

“They have been slugged time and time again by the Napthine Government which has failed to upgrade Hallam Station, remove a single level crossing  or deliver new bus services for Narre Warren South,”

“This plan will come as welcome relief to the many local families I speak with each and every day who are struggling with the rising cost of living.”

Ms Graley said that Labor will also tackle the overcrowding of our trains and the ever-worsening congestion caused by level crossings.

“Only Labor will remove 50 of our most dangerous and congested level crossings, including those on Thomspons Road, Hallam Road and Clyde Road,”

“We understand that local residents don`t want to find themselves stuck in traffic at a level crossing when they could be at home with their families,”

“We will rip up the level crossings, build Melbourne Metro and ensure more people can travel on more trains, more often.”