A state government promise of duplicated rail tracks to Wyndham Vale is reportedly being dropped.
The state has quietly cut new tracks from its Western Rail Plan, according to the Age.
It means bottle necks on the regional and metro lines will remain, while passenger numbers increase at stations including Wyndham Vale and Tarneit.
The Andrews government says no decision has been made.
However Shadow Transport Infrastructure Minister David Southwick said the government was looking to go back on a promise made to commuters in Melbourne’s western suburbs before the 2018 election.
“We’re seeing so many people at the moment that are jam packed on the trains,” he said.
“You can’t even get on a train because we don’t have the capacity if it’s needed.
“The government hasn’t planned properly to ensure we have the capacity for Melbourne’s growing west.”
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