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Fix Public Transport Now campaign at your local railway station

Flyers will be handed out at various public transport venues tomorrow. It is suggested that you use their template to write to your local member and State ministers. They are protesting the Inner Melbourne Toll Road proposition and the neglect of public transport.

To download a pdf file of the "Fix Public Transport Now" document, click on it.

PTUA Public Transport Community Forum, Newport, Thurs 8 August

Community Forum:
The 2013 Federal Election and Public
Transport in Melbourne’s West
Thursday 8 th August 6.30pm doors open 6pm, food and drinks available from the bar
Newport Bowls Club, 4 Market St Newport

The Public Transport Users Association is hosting a community forum looking at public transport issues in Melbourne’s Western Suburbs. With a federal election imminent, residents are concerned about how transport policy will impact on access to jobs, education and services, as well as household transport stress.

This community forum is an opportunity to hear from transport planning experts alongside local Members of Parliament, Councillors and federal candidates. Come along and ask your questions and learn what they plan to
do to solve public transport in Melbourne.

Guest Speakers will Include:
Dr Sophie Sturrup, University of Melbourne
Janet Rice, Greens Lead Senate Candidate
Tim Watts, ALP Candidate for Gellibrand
Lisel Thomas, Maribyrnong Truck Action Group

Any questions please contact
Cait Jones: 0412 549 589


Poor old Melbourne just cant do Rail.

Developing Webb Dock for containers but with the freight rail line sold off (thanks Jeff).

Sydney has toilets on all stations. But with 30-min services and no toilets, is it "Worlds Most Livable" for the old and the young to soil our pants with no toilets on Melbourne suburban stations?

Melbourne can't electrify the 40 kms between Werribee and Geelong. Sydney has electric trains to Kiama, 120 kms to the south; to Lithgow 100kms to the west; to Newcastle 200kms to the north; and even 250 kms to Telarah deep in the Hunter Valley to the north-west. The entire 1000 km electric network available to pensioners all-day for only $2.50.

Freight Rail is joke.
Dandenong Line - the busiest - has 9 NINE freight trains a week.

While Corio Geelong has eight railtracks wide, Hastings and Crib Point (selected for development) has a single track. Broad gauge in all cases.

In NSW, rough average of 25 freight trains roar thru Wollongong EVERY DAY. Coal. Steel. Copper. Zinc. Wheat. Starch. Ethanol. Crushed rock for road and rail ballast, cement. diesel and petrol tankers. containers to and fro Port Kembla wharf.

Melbourne spent billions tarting up Spencer St station. Diesels fill the trendy space with pollution, and only 1.5 platforms are standard gauge!

And how quaint, to spend billions building 90km of new rail in the Regional Rail Link using 19th century broad gauge! Isolating rural exporters and the rest of Australia from the Port of Melbourne.

Cars and trucks will go on eating Melbourne. And politicians of all parties will go on lying.