The February 2019 metropolitan rail punctuality and performance data shows that Daniel Andrews and his government failed to provide the reliability the public demands and deserves of our metropolitan trains, with 9.2 per cent – almost one in ten trains - not on time.
The reported system wide punctuality fell below the 92 per cent target. Eight out of the 16 metro rail lines, 50 per cent of the metro system failed to meet the benchmark. The Cranbourne and Pakenham lines were the worst performing with punctuality at 83 per cent, and 83.1 per cent respectively.
The Craigieburn, Sunbury, Werribee, Frankston, Belgrave and Stony Point lines also failed to meet the on time benchmark.
In the last month of the Coalition Government (November 2014) metro rail system punctuality ran at 94.3 per cent, with 14 of the 16 metro system lines meeting and exceeding the current benchmark – in contrast with this dismal, underperformance of Daniel Andrews and Labor.
Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Public Transport, David Davis:
“Commuters expect a safe, clean and reliable train service.
“They are not getting that under Labor with Daniel Andrews regularly failing to achieve acceptable punctuality targets.”