Melbourne commuters endure another month of Labor rail fail

Daniel Andrews and his struggling Public Transport Minister have again failed Melbourne commuters with a month of train punctuality failures for January.


Nine lines failed to meet the acceptable and required performance targets and the metropolitan system failed overall again.


Andrews and Labor have now failed not just every month of 2019, but January 2020 as well and it’s getting worse with the system’s performance worse now than in January 2019.


The nine lines that failed required punctuality performance are:


  • Craigieburn - fail

  • Cranbourne - fail

  • Frankston - fail

  • Pakenham - fail

  • Sunbury - fail

  • Belgrave - fail

  • Werribee - fail

  • Stony Point - fail

  • Lilydale - fail


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

“Victorian commuters expect a punctual and safe rail service.


“Under Andrews and Labor, all they get is cancellations, station skipping and trains that don’t come on time.


“Despite the billions spent on rail projects and the mounting, surging cost overruns on all of Andrews’ rail projects, commuters continue to experience poor train reliability and cancelled trains.


“This failing Premier spends billions but can’t even get the trains to turn up on time, if at all.

“Andrews and Labor can’t manage money, they can’t manage projects and they certainly can’t manage Victoria’s public transport.”

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