No upgrade plans for NSW country trains

NATIONALS NSW Leader Andrew Stoner last week said the Rees Labor Government had failed country train passengers by not investing in new trains for CountryLink services.

During yesterday's Budget Estimates hearing for Transport, Labor Transport Minister David Campbell confirmed the Rees Government had no plans for any new trains on CountryLink services.

In response to a question about new trains, Minister Campbell said: “There is not a Government decision to replace the (CountryLink) fleet.”

Mr Stoner said this latest revelation was another example of the Rees Government's failure to provide quality train services for regional communities.

“Regional communities have been neglected by Labor for too long,” Mr Stoner said.

“Train passengers in regional areas deserve a high-quality and reliable rail service, but unfortunately Labor has failed to deliver any improvements.

“This neglect is not surprising given the Rees Labor Government had to be dragged into abolishing the pensioner booking fee.



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