Labor powers up for Baxter train


Labor candidate for Flinders, Joshua Sinclair, has moved quickly to climb aboard the electrification of the rail line to Baxter project.

With the results of a $3 million federal government-financed business case due soon, Mr Sinclair last week “reaffirmed that a Shorten Labor government will move quickly to deliver the much-needed Frankston to Baxter rail upgrade”.

“A federal Labor government will electrify and duplicate the track [from Frankston] to Baxter, giving commuters better access to high quality public transport and park-and-ride options,” he said.

“Shadow Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese said the project was part of Labor’s commitment to increase public transport services around the nation, including between capital cities and regional centres.”

Mr Sinclair said the state government business case would look at the route, the level crossing removals required, stabling options, and park and ride facilities at Langwarrin.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 19 March 2019


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