V/Line paying hundreds of dollars for taxis for disabled passengers
It’s been revealed V/Line is being forced to hire taxis to transport wheelchair-bound passengers during the rail crisis.
About 20% of V/Line’s train fleet is being replaced by coaches due to wheel wearing and boom gate safety issues.
The buses are costing up to $300,000 a day.
But Gary Mitchell from Traralgon has told Neil Mitchell his wheelchair would not fit on the coach, so V/Line had to order him a taxi to Melbourne, and paid the $350 bill.
And he says similar examples are quite common.
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