NAPTHINE CANCELS CITY LOOP SERVICES FOR PAKENHAM AND CRANBOURNE LINES

Under Denis Napthine’s botched rail scheme, Pakenham and Cranbourne Line trains will no longer run through the city loop –ever.

 State Labor Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley said that trains will bypass the major stations and dump Pakenham and Cranbourne Line passengers at Southern Cross Station on the other side of the city.

“Local residents attempting to get to Parliament, Melbourne Central or Flagstaff will always have to change trains at Richmond to catch a City Loop service,”

“This is a disaster for the Pakenham and Cranbourne Line and local commuters already
reeling from Mr Napthine’s failure to invest in public transport in our outer
suburbs,”

“Not one new bus service has been provided, train services are regularly cancelled and often overcrowded and we are still waiting for a toilet at Hallam Station,”

“Denis Napthine had one chance to build a world-class public transport system and he blew it, he has turned his back on the people of Narre Warren South,”

“Only Labor will build Melbourne Metro rail and keep running services on the Pakenham
and Cranbourne line through the City Loop.”