THE performance of public transport continues to deteriorate under the Andrews Labor Government – it’s gone off the rails.
Public Transport Victoria’s 2017-18 Annual Report confirms that Labor cannot be trusted to manage the public transport system.
The PTV report shows that Victoria’s train and tram services failed to achieve any of the designated performance targets in all six performance measures in 2017-18.
Metropolitan train services on time reached 91.9 per cent – below the 92.5 per cent target and the 92.7 per cent punctuality achieved in 2014-15 under the Coalition Government.
Train performance in regional Victoria was even poorer. V/Line trains were only on time 83.9 percent of the time in 2017-18 against the 92 per cent target, and 89.7 per cent achieved in 2014-15.
In fact, Labor could only deliver 97 per cent of services on the regional train network against a target of 98.5 per cent. This means 3 per cent of services were cancelled in 2017-18 against 0.6 per cent under the Coalition in November 2014.
Comments attributable to the Shadow Minister for Public Transport, David Davis:
“Labor has proved a disaster for regional commuters to such an extent that train punctuality was far below that delivered under the last Coalition Government in 2014, on 10 of the 11 V/Line train routes.
“Labor could not deliver its 92 per cent punctuality target on any regional rail line in 2017-18 with an appalling 60.1 per cent punctuality on the Bairnsdale line.
“Despite all of Labor’s promises, punctuality was worse on 11 of the lines in metropolitan Melbourne in 2017-18 than in 2014. Labor cannot be trusted to deliver better services to Melbourne commuters.”
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