HORSHAM Rural City chief executive Peter Brown has labelled a new community push for Wimmera passenger rail fantastic.
It comes after a Facebook campaign calling for a train service between Horsham and Ararat sparked widespread community support.
A Mail-Times online poll attracted hundreds of participants and showed 98.15 per cent of people supported the idea.
By Monday morning, five people, or 1.16 per cent, voted no and three people were unsure.
Mr Brown said the idea needed lots of community support.
Earlier this year, the council re-calibrated its approach to getting a public transport study for western Victoria.
Under the new plan, eight councils will contribute $32,000 to fund the study, the state government’s transport department will contribute $5000, and two grants from Regional Development Australia will make up the remaining $20,000.
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