Many of us stand longer than we want to on public transport and commuters know that their regular train or tram is becoming more crowded. They are standing up more often and for longer in uncomfortable and crushed conditions.
What will the Greens do for overcrowding on our inner-city public transport?
The Greens plan will reduce overcrowding on our trams by purchasing 50 extra trams, and on our trains with smart investment in new generation signalling technology. This is the best way to relieve overcrowding by allowing more trains to run at busy times.
In addition, we will revise current plans for purchasing additional rolling stock to bring forward expanding capacity on our tram and train networks. (Read more on our plan to ease train overcrowding here and our plan to increase tram services here)
Who can you trust to fix overcrowding?
The Government’s commitment to public transport is shaky at best. It took them four years to announce a plan for a new rail line that won’t be in operation for a decade. While Labor is promising the Metro Rail link, it has no plans to reduce overcrowding on our trains. It remains confused on the East-West Toll Road.
We won't stand for it!
Sign below to show your support for reducing overcrowding and congestion on our inner-city trains and trams.