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

Frankston 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 90 on the Frankston line, leaving tens of thousands of passengers delayed and late.

As well as station skipping, Frankston line passengers have also had 1 113 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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