Extra carriages to ease strain on V/Line services

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10 December 2017

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Three extra velocity carriages have been added to two peak hour V/Line services on the Bendigo line from today to ease the strain on passengers.

The 7am Epsom to Southern Cross and the 5.53pm Southern Cross to Bendigo will now have 6 carriages to help people get to and from Melbourne after both services reached peak capacity of 222 passengers.

Another three carriages will also be added to the 4:02 Southern Cross to Bendigo service next year.

The extra carriages come on the back of stats showing more than 234,000 passengers used the Bendigo line last month a 12 per cent increase on 12 months ago.

Overall, patronage on the Bendigo line grew 4 percent in the 2016/17 financial year from the previous financial year.

Bendigo East MP Jacinta Allen says the additional carriages will help make passengers more comfortable on their commutes to and from Melbourne.

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