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Daniel Andrews’ massive fail on August metropolitan rail performance data

The Melbourne metropolitan rail system has yet again failed to meet its punctuality performance targets in August.

Daniel Andrews and his Transport Minister have failed to ensure our metropolitan railway system met its punctuality targets in any month this year.

The August data shows 12 of the 16 lines falling short, in some cases badly short, of the required punctuality targets.

The lines that failed to meet their targets were the Belgrave, Craigieburn, Cranbourne, Frankston, Pakenham, Sunbury, Werribee, Stony Point, Lilydale, Upfield, Mernda and Alamein lines.

The shocking August performance saw just 89.9% of trains arrive on time, meaning more than one in 10 trains were late.

Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Public Transport (Metropolitan), David Davis:

“Victorian families are paying billions of dollars for our metropolitan rail system and yet performance is declining under Labor. Our metropolitan trains are not reliable or punctual.

“On the Cranbourne and Pakenham line where more than $2 billion has been spent they have not met their punctuality targets on even one month this year, despite the billions spent on level crossing removals.

“The same is true of the Frankston line. Hundreds of millions spent on level crossing removals and punctuality has declined.

“Daniel Andrews and Labor can’t manage major projects or run a punctual and reliable train system. Commuters deserve better.”

Media Contact: Joshua Morris 0409 931 430

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