Wallsend MP Sonia Hornery to present a list of solutions to help improve Newcastle public transport patronage

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SOLUTIONS: Sonia Hornery has garnered a a list of transport suggestions. Picture: Dean OslandWALLSEND MP Sonia Hornery will outline a range of solutions to help improve public transport patronage in parliament this week after garnering hundreds ofconstituent suggestions.


Hornery called onNewcastleTransport operatorKeolis Downerlast week to listen to commuters’concerns in order to increase the use of public transport.

As part of the push she asked Wallsend voters what it would take to get them using the region’sbus network.

It came after theHeraldrevealeda 4 per cent fall in patronageacross July, August and September compared to the same quarter in2017.

“Since December 2016, we have heard how the government and Keolis Downer have listened to what the people of Newcastle and Lake Macquarie wanted and the changes made to our transport system have made it world class,” Ms Hornery said.

“Well the numbers paint a very different picture.


Keolis Downer says new bus network big step ahead for NewcastleLabor says Keolis Downer contract encourages shorter bus routesOpal data shows seniors dropping off Newcastle busesas overall numbers fall“When I have brought forward complaints about bus services in Wallsend they have been largely ignored.

“Now, furnished with specifics and hard comparisons, I ask the Minister to engage with these issues.”

Ms Hornery plans to submit her constituents’comments and suggestions to both Keolis Downer and the Minister for Transport, who she says she has peppered“all year” with concerns.

“Wallsend residents and commuters deserve better,” shesaid.“My Hunter colleagues and I have presented two petitions carrying 10,000 signatures for debate.

“I have given Notices of Motion, Questions on Notice and Private Members Statements on the matter.

“There were someminor changes to the network in July, and I happily admit that some of the alterations have been positive, but the horror stories from my constituents keep coming in.”

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