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Ballarat gets carriages but stays on feet

25 Apr 2017

While the Ballarat line has been the main recipient of the first of 48 train carriages rolled out by the state government, commuters on the service can expect to keep standing for some time yet.

In The Courier on 25 April 2017, Committee for Ballarat Chair Janet Dore listed additional funding for additional carriages as a priority project ahead of the state government's budget on 2 May.

While 27 of the 48 carriages were funded from the 2016–17 budget, the unprecedented growth along both the Ballarat and Geelong lines means additional carriages are dealing with current overcrowding on peak hour services.

“The five major V/Line rail corridors are the key to keeping Melbourne liveable,” Ms Dore said.

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