The state’s peak motoring organisation wants to help get people off the roads and on to public transport.
The NRMA is asking train users why they ‘‘see red on rail’’ - an effort to gather information on what’s wrong with the train system.
This, the NRMA says, will allow it to lobby for improvements which would encourage more people to use public transport and reduce congestion for motorists on the state’s roads.
And with the South Coast Line being one of the busiest long-haul commuter trips in the state, it’s unlikely Illawarra residents will be lost for words.
NRMA deputy president Michael Tynan said he expected the reliability of trains, and the overall comfort of travel, will be significant issues for the South Coast line.
Mr Tynan said the organisation wanted to lobby for better trains because the organisation found its camaigns were often successful.
‘‘Nearly half of NRMA’s 2.5 million Members use public transport regularly as well as drive, and they want better public transport options,’’ he said.
‘‘We want the community to have their say because we know these campaigns get results. The NRMA’s Seeing Red on Roads campaigns over the last two years have resulted in Governments spending more on the roads identified in the surveys.’’
Go to www.mynrma.com.au/seeingredonrail to register your opinion on the trains.