A public forum will be held at Greater Shepparton City Council offices to discuss the quality of the city's passenger train service.JARROD WHITTAKER March 26, 2014 4:25am
Shepparton residents will be able to express their frustrations about the quality of the region’s rail services today at a public meeting with the Victorian Public Transport Ombudsman.
The public forum will be at Greater Shepparton City Council’s Welsford St offices from 10
During the forum, ombudsman Janine Young will hear about the problems Shepparton’s limited passenger rail services cause.
The Public Transport Ombudsman is an independent body providing dispute resolution for public transport complaints in Victoria.
Lobby group SheppartonRAILS chairman Michael Welk said it was important as many people as possible attended the forum.
‘‘I think it is a good opportunity to voice our concerns and an opportunity to provide all the views within the community,’’ Mr Welk said.
‘‘Disabled people can have their voice, elderly people can have their voice, business people as well. Those different groups can come in person to this forum and present to the ombudsman.’’
The council organised the forum as part of its Make Shepparton Greater campaign, which is lobbying for increased capital funding in the municipality. Improved passenger rail services is one of the priority infrastructure projects identified by the campaign.
Part of the campaign has included a public survey of the region’s public transport users, which will be available to be completed at the forum.
Shepparton receives three weekday return V/Line services to Melbourne.
Bendigo has 18 and Ballarat 16.
The council has proposed increasing the number of weekday train services to five.
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