Sunbury rail service (V/LIne)

Mr.  J. BULL (Sunbury) — My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Public Transport. The action I seek is for the minister to commit to additional train services for Sunbury commuters. Due to patronage growth in regional areas, the new V/Line timetable no longer includes pick-up and drop-off services for Sunbury commuters. This has caused great concern for the community. I have received a number of calls and emails this week regarding this matter.
I ask the minister to urgently intervene in this matter by increasing services. It is my hope and wish that Sunbury passengers will be given services equivalent to those provided for people living in Watergardens, who have 20-minute train frequency. In fact half of the trains that come from the CBD terminate at Watergardens. It is vital that the minister provide an update on this matter, and the action I seek is for her to increase services to Sunbury as a matter of absolute priority.