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Cheap V/Line Travel Promised Post-Election

November 3, 2022 12:08 pm in by
 
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The Victorian Labor government has followed the Opposition in pledging to cut the costs of V/Line travel. 
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Daily ticket fares will now be capped on the regional networks at $9.20 for a full fare or $4.60 for a concession.
 
In addition, there’ll be an extra weekday service on the Bendigo line between Castlemaine and Bendigo, as well as 200 extra V/Line services starting from 2024. 
 
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Last month, the Liberal/National Coalition pledged to halve V/Lines fares if they win the election.
 
Minister for public transport Ben Caroll said the $1 billion plan will provide cheaper, better rail services for regional families.
 
“It’s a massive regional rail package that puts equity and fairness at the heart of everything we do,” he said. 
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Image: Esc.Trains, CC BY 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons.
 
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