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TRANSPORT MINISTER WASTING COMMUTER TIME AND TAXPAYER MONEY BY BANNING OPAL CARD SALES FROM TRAIN STATION TICKET WINDOWS

MEDIA RELEASE | Tueasday 29 July 2014

PENNY SHARPE MLC | Shadow Minister for Transport

 

TRANSPORT MINISTER WASTING COMMUTER TIME AND TAXPAYER MONEY BY BANNING OPAL CARD SALES FROM TRAIN STATION TICKET WINDOWS

Shadow Minister for Transport Penny Shar

pe today said that Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian is wasting the valuable time of commuters and taxpayers’ money by banning train station staff from selling Opal Cards from ticket windows.

TRAINS FAILING TO TURN UP ON TIME UNDER THE LIBERALS; WESTERN SYDNEY TRAINS LATE IN 8 OF THE LAST 12 MONTHS

MEDIA RELEASE| Tuesday 15 July 2014

PENNY SHARPE MLC| Shadow Minister for Transport

TRAINS FAILING TO TURN UP ON TIME UNDER THE LIBERALS 

WESTERN SYDNEY TRAINS LATE IN 8 OF THE LAST 12 MONTHS

 

The NSW Opposition has exposed the truth behind the Baird Liberal Government’s spin of on-time running train figures, revealing that six city train lines and all three intercity lines have frequently missed their monthly on-time running target in the last 12 months.

LIBERALS SCRAPPING OF GUARDIAN TRAIN SERVICES WILL PUT COMMUTERS SAFETY AT RISK ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS

MEDIA RELEASE | Thursday 10 July 2014

PENNY SHARPE MLC | Shadow Minister for Transport

LIBERALS SCRAPPING OF GUARDIAN TRAIN SERVICES WILL PUT COMMUTERS SAFETY AT RISK ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS

Shadow Minister for Transport Penny Sharpe has slammed the Baird Liberal Government for its decision to scrap Guardian Train Services that provide additional security on trains on Friday and Saturday nights.

Guardian Train Services were introduced in October 2010 by the previous government to operate on Friday and Saturday night rail services. These services included dedicated Transit Officers on the train; CCTV monitoring of services arriving at stations; and increased security at major hubs.*

TRANSPORT MINISTER SENDS SENIORS & PENSIONERS ON LONG WINTER HIKE FOR BUS TICKETS

MEDIA RELEASE | Friday 30 May 2014

Penny Sharpe MLC | Shadow Minister for Transport

TRANSPORT MINISTER SENDS SENIORS & PENSIONERS ON LONG WINTER HIKE FOR BUS TICKETS

Shadow Minister for Transport Penny Sharpe has slammed the Transport Minister for her scheme to stop pensioners and seniors being able to purchase their ticket on STA (government-operated) buses - instead they will be required to visit authorised ticket sellers in the midst of winter to pre-purchase their bus ticket.

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