Pakenham transport boost welcomed by locals
Residential property dwellers in the Pakenham region of Victoria are set to benefit from increased public transport in the area.
State minister for public transport Terry Mulder said 13 additional train services at Cardinia Road Railway Station each day is a major boost for the people of Lakeside.
For those who are contemplating a real estate purchase in Victoria's south-east, the latest public transport announcement may be of interest, with it meaning a more efficient commute to the state's capital.
Mr Mulder said previously there had not been sufficient power on the Pakenham line to support more services.
"In the last nine months we have been busily boosting the power supply on the train network, and with the new electrical substation recently commissioned, we can now stop all Pakenham line trains at Cardinia Road," he explained.
Local member for Gembrook Brad Battin said Lakeside residents have already welcomed the public transport boost, which was also complemented by more commuter car parks at Pakenham, Merinda Park, Narre Warren and Beaconsfield.
He commented: "With this introduction of the full timetable at the station I am sure that the number of commuters will grow as this area continues to grow and new residents discover the benefit of having public transport close to their homes."