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NewQuay ‘invaded’ by buses

02 Aug 2011

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NewQuay residents were surprised by an invasion of buses during the recent school holidays.

Hundreds of buses were mustered on the vacant MAB land at the end of Docklands Drive as part of the State Government’s Regional Rail Link project.

Rail services on the Bendigo, Ballarat and Sydenham lines were suspended and replaced by buses during the school holidays to allow dedicated works to take place.

Docklands Residents Association president Roger Gardner complained that no consultation had taken place with residents.

“This only serves to add to the congested traffic problems including construction and commercial vehicles,” Mr Gardner said.

VicUrban says it agreed to the Department of Transport’s request and it was likely to agree again if the land was still vacant the next time such as request was made.

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