Labor fails miserably on promise to stop station skipping on the Cranbourne line

Cranbourne line users can expect longer commutes and delays following the Minister for Transport’s admission in Question Time today that the Andrews Labor Government has botched their promise to stop station skipping.

In 2017 the Andrews Labor Government signed new contracts with Metro Trains Melbourne and promised that “these new contracts will crack down on operational practices such as City Loop and station skipping…”.

Since that promise there have been 773 instances of station skipping including 46 on the Cranbourne line, leaving tens of thousands of passengers delayed and late.

As well as station skipping, Cranbourne line passengers have also had 711 trains cancelled since the new contracts were signed.

In Question Time today, new Minister for Transport, Melissa Horne was asked if she would review the botched contract signed by Jacinta Allan and assure passengers they will deliver on their promise to stop station skipping.

David Davis MP

Shadow Minister for Public Transport (Metro) and Transport Infrastructure

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