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Locals and tourists may be able to experience the North-West coastline on a passenger train if the Liberal government is re-elected.
General manager at Don River Railway Niels Brun said he had been working to get the passenger train on the main rail line tracks for over two years, but needed funding to gain certification, training and approvals.
“Most people get off the boat and turn left, we want them to turn right,” Mr Brun said.
Member for Braddon Roger Jaensch said people had been nostalgic about a passenger train line along the North- West Coast but getting permission to operate it on the main line was not an easy or simple thing.
“Today we can announce that if the Liberal government is returned, we will provide $50,000 towards meeting those requirements so they are in a position to be back on the main line and offer a rail experience that everyone has been dreaming of,” Mr Jaensch said.
Mr Brun said it may take six months for approval and the train would run between Devonport and Penguin.
This article first appeared on www.theadvocate.com.au
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