“It’s unfair and at a time in the middle of winter when 80 per cent of our rail lines are closed, and people have to stand in the rain and go on buses,” Shadow Minister for Public Transport Richard Riordan said.
“It’s simply a bad look.
“There is no doubt the Andrews government’s commitment to lower fares was the shortest-lived election promise in the history of Victorian politics.”
Responding to the criticisms, a state government spokesperson acknowledged the cost-of-living pressures many Victorians faced.
“That’s why we’re ensuring Metro and regional fares continue to be the same price into the future, and we’ll continue to provide a range of discounts and concessions so that the cost of travel is fair for all Victorians,” the spokesperson said.
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