End of the line: Jeff Kennett not surprised passenger rail hasn't returned to Mildura

Former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett. Picture: Darrian Traynor

Former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett. Picture: Darrian Traynor

FORMER Victorian premier Jeff Kennett never thought passenger rail to Mildura would be restored after his government brought the axe down on the service 25 years ago.

Ahead of his first visit to Sunraysia in several years next weekend, Mr Kennett said the thought of trains taking passengers from Melbourne to Mildura again never crossed his mind.

“Once you remove something, all the infrastructure falls into disrepair and so therefore to replace the track would’ve been very, very expensive,” Mr Kennett told Sunraysia Daily.

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