SHADOW Minister for the Illawarra, Ryan Park has used the return of Parliament this week to implore the NSW Government to increase the number of carriages servicing the South Coast Line.
Mr Park, the Member for Keira, is taking a stand on the issue of overcrowding, believing there is now a critical need to increase carriages on the South Coast Line, especially for the over-crowded 3.24pm and 3.54pm services from Central.
Mr Park has been a long-time advocate for further carriages on the South Coast Line. He has written to Transport Minister Andrew Constance on behalf of his constituents on dozens occasions over recent years. On each occasion, he says the Government has failed to ensure that train services are adequately resourced.
“It is not appropriate to expect commuters to stand up for 60 or 90 minutes, or take a seat in the stairwell”, Mr Park said.