V/Line’s newest stations turn one
Published: Tue 21 Jun 2016
V/Line staff and customers today celebrated the one-year anniversary of the opening of Tarneit and Wyndham Vale railway stations.
Services commenced at the stations on 21 June 2015 as part of the full activation of the Regional Rail Link and there has been strong patronage growth.
Regional Manager Peter Gibson said Tarneit Station is the busiest on the V/Line network, after Southern Cross Station terminal.
“More than 2600 V/Line train trips start at Tarneit Station on a typical weekday, making it the most popular on the network,” Mr Gibson said.
“Wyndham Vale is also one of V/Line’s top 10 busiest stations, with 1550 journeys beginning there each weekday.”
The two newest Geelong line stations are each staffed by 10 V/Line employees, who sell tickets, top up myki cards and keep customers informed about their train services.
To celebrate the one-year milestone, customers were treated to muffins and coffee, provided by the station kiosks. The Wyndham Community & Education Centre social enterprise operates both kiosks, which trade as Saffron Kitchen.
“We are proud to be part of one of Australia’s fastest-growing communities, providing a vital rail service to get people to and from work, study, medical appointments and recreation,” Mr Gibson said.
“We’d like to thank our Wyndham Vale and Tarneit customers for travelling with V/Line and for their support over the last 12 months.”
Mr Gibson also encouraged customers to pick up pocket timetables from the stations or check times online before the timetable adjustment on Sunday 26 June 2016.
“Some services will have different departure and arrival times and others will have minor adjustments to stopping patterns so it’s important that people plan ahead,” he said.