Local residents have formed a group named ‘Altona Loop Action Group – don’t derail Altona‘. The Group have called a Rally outside the Minister’s office this week. As Sandra Wilson, an active resident with the Altona Loop Action Action Group, says “join in, be seen, be heard!”
WHEN: 11:45am (for 12 noon start) Wednesday 13th April.
WHERE: 121 Exhibition St, Melbourne.
The Minister will be advised that residents have gathered outside if he wishes to speak to them directly. If he declines, the residents will report to the Rally at 12 noon on the outcome of the meeting with the Minister.
How to get there: approx 30 minutes journey on one train.
Depart: Westona Station at 11:00am, Altona at 11:02am, Seaholme at 10:04am
Arrive: Parliament Station 11:42am. Walk 200 metres down Bourke, turn left at Exhibition.
If you were to do this journey under the proposed new timetable your journey would look like this:
- Depart Altona Loop station.
- Arrive Newport.
- Wait 7 minutes.
- Depart Newport.
- Arrive North Melbourne station.
- Change from platform 1 to platform 5.
- Wait 9 minutes.
- Push, shove and cram onto a crowded train.
- Depart North Melbourne station.
- Arrive Parliament station, 48 minutes after you left your departure station – if all trains turn up on time.
The Altona Loop Action Group can be contacted via Sandra Wilson. Email [email protected]
The Group’s next meeting is 7:30pm, Tuesday 19th April at the Louis Joel Centre, 5 Sargood St, Altona.
You can find more information on the Altona Loop train cuts and the community campaign by clicking here.