V/Line fares across Victoria will be slashed in half under a Matt Guy Liberals and Nationals Government.
Cheaper transport costs are a key part of the Liberals and Nationals’ strong Long-Term Economic Plan and are made possible because we will rein in Daniel Andrews’ spiralling debt and wasteful spending.
To ease hip-pocket pressures and reward hard-working families across regional Victoria, a Matt Guy Liberals and Nationals Government will halve all V/Line fares for at least four years and ensure V/Line train replacement bus services are free of charge.
Our policy recognises Victorians living outside of metropolitan Melbourne, who have been ignored by Daniel Andrews for nearly a decade.
Under this plan, a daily commuter travelling from Geelong to Melbourne would save $1,762 a year, Ballarat to Melbourne $2,074 a year and Bendigo to Melbourne $2,408 a year.
This commitment is in addition to the Liberals and Nationals’ $2 flat fares for local train, tram and bus travel and help ease road congestion and encourage more sustainable transport choices, which includes local buses in regional Victoria.
Leader of the Liberal Party, Matt Guy, said under the Liberals and Nationals’ Long-Term Economic Plan, Victorian families would keep more of their hard-earned money in their own pockets.
“For regional Victorians, public transport costs can run into thousands a year. Our plan will cut this in half and allows households to put those savings into what really matters.”
“By reining in Daniel Andrews’ record debt, the Liberals and Nationals will slash travel costs and reward hard-working families across the state.”
Shadow Minister for Public Transport, Danny O’Brien, said halving V/Line fares was a real solution to reward and support regional Victorian families.
“By halving V/Line fares, our plan will keep more money in regional Victorians’ pockets, while at the same time stimulating tourism in regional Victoria.”
“Travel costs shouldn’t be a barrier to going about everyday life and under the Liberals and Nationals’ plan, regional Victorians will get the cheap, easy commute they deserve.”
“We also know and share the frustration of regional Victorians who turn up expecting a train, only to be greeted all too frequently under Labor by a bus. When this occurs, we’ll make that travel free.”