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Govt. helps you save on trips to Melbourne

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With unleaded petrol now selling in Melbourne at $1.39, a round trip from Wangaratta to Melbourne is costing you more than $75.00 in fuel. This puts rail travel firmly on the agenda for the individual traveller.

The state government has made it even more attractive by offering better value on rail tickets. V/Line ticket holders to Melbourne will be able to travel on metropolitan trains, trams and buses within the Metcard zone printed on their ticket at no extra cost from this weekend.

This is responsible pragmatic government. Every tank of fuel saved in travelling from the country to the city adds another tank of fuel to the commuter pool in Melbourne. However, it doesn’t go far enough.

The issue was first raised by the Victorian Local Governance Association and reported in The Watchdog last week and was fully supported by the Vic Nationals.

As fuel prices continue to rise, let us hope that the state government will take the next step and make it economically feasable for families to travel by train.

You can read the media release here:


Written by Greg Naylor

22 April 2006 at 6:08 pm

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