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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Further V/Line Pain For Bendigo Commuters Under Napthine

Commuters on the Bendigo to Melbourne V/Line service suffered yet another month of V/Line pain as services failed the Napthine Government’s own benchmarks, Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards said today.

The latest V/Line statistics show that across the V/Line network all lines continued to be late.

Most lines failed the Napthine Government’s own benchmark for cancelled trains.

“Our V/Line services are deteriorating, with ongoing delays and cancellations.”

“After three and a half years this Government has failed to invest in line maintenance, and delayed the ordering of new carriages leading to an increase in overcrowding”.

“Denis Napthine promised to improve services but these figures show he is making things worse.”

“Denis Napthine needs to stop ignoring regional Victorians and improve V/Line services.”

“Commuters who use this service and depend on it for work deserve better than Dennis Napthine, and his focus on a dud road tunnel in Melbourne”.

 

 

Key Facts:

 

  • March 2014 performance results - The      V/Line benchmark is 96% for reliability and 92% for punctuality.
  •  The Napthine Government has its own higher benchmark of 98.5% for reliability and 92% for punctuality.

 

Short distance

 

Geelong 

Ballarat

Bendigo

Seymour 

Gippsland 

Reliability

98.6%

97.3%

96%

97.2%

97.3%

Punctuality

87.7%

88.3%

85.2%

89.1%

73.9%

Long distance

 

Warrnambool

Ararat   / Maryborough

Swan   Hill & Echuca

Albury   / Wodonga

 Shepparton  

Bairnsdale

Reliability

96.4%

99.6%

98.1%

97.8%

95.7%

100%

Punctuality

75.2%

93.1%

85.6%

85.6%#

90.7%

69.8%

#Large sections of track between Seymour and Albury are subject to speed restrictions as ARTC work continues.

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