Anger over ‘third world’ rail service
Letters to the Editor: Baw Baw By a letter writer // 02:11, Sunday 27 September 2015
PAUL STRICKLAND has written to the Warragul & Baw Baw Citizen to express his concerns about overcrowding on Gippsland rail services.
First published in the 28 August 2015 edition of the Warragul & Baw Baw Citizen.
“Gippsland V/Line travel approached third world levels on the Sunday 16 August 18:16 Bairnsdale train.
“The service was at standing room from the start of the trip at Southern Cross.
“With two football matches and other events it was predictable that there would be high demand and reserved seating was booked out by 11:30 that morning.
“The morning train from Bairnsdale had similarly been packed and busses were added from Warragul to ease the crowding somewhat, but no arrangements appeared to be made for the evening train.
“A last minute bus was put on for some of the non-reserved passengers, but the photo shows that it still left the train packed to unsafe conditions.”
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