Letter to the Editor

April 20, 2018

Think of smaller communities

Mooroopna railway station has been on its present site for well more than 100 years.

Until an empty building burned down a couple of months ago, Cr Dennis Patterson had not made any public comments about the station or its location.

Now he suddenly wants Mooroopna to have a new station in a new location.

Of course The Guardian jumps on the bandwagon (‘Relocation a possibility’, Tatura Guardian, April 10).

So now we want not only more trains, better trains, faster trains and whatever anyone else has — we want Mooroopna to have a new station.

This would at least put Mooroopna on a par with Shepparton. Let’s not forget the proposal for a railway station at the lake for SAM.

Since the fire, Mooroopna train travellers have lost a 12m verandah with seating for three people.

We have gained a 3m shelter enclosed on three sides.

We now have seating for nine people. We still have a full-length platform that enables access to every carriage — which is more than some stations further down the line.

We have more land available for car parking than any station north of Seymour.

Perhaps Cr Patterson and The Guardian would do better to share their wisdom on railway stations with the people of Toolamba.

— Chris Carter,


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