Western Victorian passenger services are the worst in the state.
More than 110,000 people live in Western Victoria, with only limited access to passenger train travel.
A further 60,000 people living in south east South Australia could also benefit from improved connectivity through Victoria to provincial and capital cities.
Regional Councils have recognised the need for improved public passenger services for many years. A recent detailed study commissioned by eight Western Victorian Councils proved there is significant demand for improved public transport and linkages to Ballarat and Melbourne.
The project currently has three key asks:
1. Improved alignment of coach timetables and funding of new and upgraded services
2. In-principle support for passenger rail return to Western Victoria (Hamilton and Horsham)
3. Commitment to develop a full business case for return of passenger rail to Western Victoria (Hamilton and Horsham)
Further details are available on the Western Rail website.