Scrap the airport station surcharge!

One of the main justifications for WestConnex is to improve connections to the airport. But despite costing $17 billion and growing rapidly, the tollway goes nowhere near it. Meanwhile, passengers and airport workers are slugged with the $13.80 'station access fee', if they choose to leave their cars at home and catch the train.

This ridiculous penalty must be stopped. When a similar fee was removed from Mascot and Green Square stations, patronage jumped by 70%, taking countless cars off the road, freeing up this precious resource for those who actually need to drive.

This fee is also an embarrassment to Australia as foreign tourists first and last memory of our country is being ripped off for catching public transport.

When the station access fee is removed, one of the key justifications for WestConnex falls away. This simple change can also be made without destroying any homes, trees, or precious parks.

We therefore call upon the Premier Gladys Berejiklian and the Minister for Transport Andrew Constance to immediately scrap the station access fee at Domestic and International stations.

Who's signing

Daryll Gigg
Tony Walters
Angus Clydesdale
Mike Sheehan
Daniel Avis
Henare Degan
Nadia Johnson
Lenore Smith
Julia
Phil McCloghry-Laing
Carmen Parker
Laurice Chahine
Kerry Klinner
Francis Young
Elizabeth De Freitas
Leonie Hitchenor
Lyndal Breen
Jesse Deigan
Ana Matos
Kerry Mcnamara
Josie Doherty
Benjamin Vojta
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  • Daryll Gigg
    totally unecessary and unjustified
  • Tony Walters
  • Margaret May
    Sign the petition: Scrap the airport station surcharge! #WestCONnex won't work - public transport will
  • Angus Clydesdale
    Angus Clydesdale
  • Mike Sheehan
  • Daniel Avis
  • Henare Degan
  • Nadia Johnson
  • Lenore Smith
  • Julia
  • Phil McCloghry-Laing
  • Carmen Parker
    There is never a reason you have to pay extra just to get out at one particular station. No extra services are provided for it. Going and being at the airport in Sydney is such an unpleasant experience overall. Seems ministers are happy to spend our money traveling around the world for whatever reason and yet have learned nothing about how to provide proper and real services for people who are entering and leaving the country. When are we going to get governments who can look and plan for the future.
  • Laurice Chahine
  • Kerry Klinner
    Sign the petition: Scrap the airport station surcharge! #WestCONnex won't work - public transport will http://nowpt.nationbuilder.com/airport_petition?recruiter_id=7481
  • Kerry Klinner
  • Francis Young
    Sign the petition: Scrap the airport station surcharge! #WestCONnex won't work - public transport will
  • Francis Young
    Sign the petition: Scrap the airport station surcharge! #WestCONnex won't work - public transport will http://nowpt.nationbuilder.com/airport_petition?recruiter_id=7151
  • Francis Young
  • Elizabeth De Freitas
  • Leonie Gaye Hitchenor
    Sign the petition: Scrap the airport station surcharge! #WestCONnex won't work - public transport will
  • Leonie Hitchenor
  • Jason Koh
    Sign the petition: Scrap the airport station surcharge! #WestCONnex won't work - public transport will
  • Lyndal Breen
    Excessive charge on the domestic and international airport stations discourages the use of rail to access these transport hubs. It is ridiculous that the airport can charge extra for using these stations. Maybe the government should be charging them for providing the trains that bring the customers
  • Jesse Paul Thomas Deigan-Hull
    Sign the petition: Scrap the airport station surcharge! #WestCONnex won't work - public transport will
  • Jesse Deigan
  • Ana Matos
  • Kerry Mcnamara
  • Josie Doherty
    Sign the petition: Scrap the airport station surcharge! #WestCONnex won't work - public transport will
  • Josie Doherty
  • Benjamin Vojta