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Extension of Gilbert Rd tram and upgrade of Plenty Rd tram stops

How much longer do residents have to wait for the extension of Gilbert Road tram to happen. I successfully advocated for it to be part of Darebin Council’s Structure Plan which was endorsed by the state government many years ago.

Labor announced $22m in the 2016 and $44m in the 2018 federal election campaigns for the extension of the tram, but the State Labor Government, which has responsibility, has not taken any action.

To get things happening I will be fighting for a business case for the extension of the tram to Reservoir and an interim electric bus route service to Reservoir Station to assess its viability.

The upgrade of the 14 tram stops on tram route 86 to accessible tram stops were also promised but stopped at Northcote. Given the number of elderly and disabled people in Reservoir and Preston I will be demanding these tram stops get on the Transport Minister’s work list.

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