Castlemaine passengers enjoyed a free breakfast barbecue at the town’s railway station this morning.
Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards said V/Line hosted the morning as part of its community engagement program and a small token of appreciation to passengers for travelling with the regional operator.
The local Lions and Rotary clubs were involved, serving bacon and egg rolls or sausages in bread between 6am and 10am today, Thursday 9 August.
V/Line holds community engagement events across regional Victoria and is always looking for opportunities to do more.
There are 43 scheduled services to and from Castlemaine each weekday and patronage at the station is growing.
There were more than 240,000 passenger trips to and from Castlemaine Station last financial year, compared with almost 228,000 over the same period in 2016/2017.
The Andrews Labor Government is making regional public transport cheaper and easier with fare changes introduced in March.
Regional passengers who buy a 28-69 day myki pass now pay the same reduced rate as those on a 70-325 day myki pass. The changes could save regional public transport users up to $1,696 a year.
Free off-peak travel for Primary School groups on Victoria’s public transport network has also been introduced making educational outings simpler and cheaper for schools and parents.
Quotes attributable to Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards
“This is about saying thanks – a small token of appreciation to every passenger that relies on V/Line.”