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Maroondah Journal: Ringwood off the rails

By August 29, 2006No Comments

The Maroondah Journal has reported on the delays experienced by thousands rail commuters due to the delay in completing works for EastLink.

Public Transport Users Association spokesman Alex Makin said there was chaos at Ringwood Station and people lining the platforms.

“There were literally people who could not move off the station platform, there were thousands of people everywhere.”

Given that Connex was not at fault the State Government has a responsibility to provide adequate compensation to rail passengers.

The PTUA has called on the State Government to compensate all passengers by refunding the cost of their tickets.

Unfortunately the State Government has failed to act in the best interests of rail passengers through simply shifting the blame and avoiding responsibility.

The State Government has delivered another slap in the face to public transport users.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:

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