Nhill railway station fenced
|Early last week, the Nhill railway station was fenced off, denying the public access to the building.
A notice on the new fence indicates that this work has been done due to potential hazardous materials in the building but does not elaborate further.
Just the building has been fenced, with access still available to most of the platform, allowing passengers to continue to access the Overland train, but there are now no shelters or amenities available on the site.
Member for Lowan and Deputy Leader of the Nationals, Emma Kealy, has called on the Minister for Public Transport to immediately organise the works required to allow the station to be re-opened as soon as possible.
“It is unacceptable that travellers now have nowhere to sit or shelter over winter, and no access to toilets or a waiting room.This work was undertaken with little warning, and there has been no communication regarding the timeline for the required works, sparking fears that it may never be made available to the public again.
It was recently announced that funding for The Overland passenger train, which currently travels between Melbourne and Adelaide twice per week in each direction and stops at Nhill as required, has been extended for another three years.
This article also appears on the Dimboola Courier.