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March performance results published

08 Apr 2016

Public Transport Victoria today published performance results for March 2016, showing Metro has achieved performance targets for 48 consecutive months, with more than 90 per cent of services on-time.

  • Metro delivered 91.5 per cent of services on time in March
  • V/Line delivered 82.4 per cent of services on time in March
  • Yarra Trams delivered 81.6 per cent of services on time in March

Public Transport Victoria Acting Executive Director, Performance and Contract Management, Melissa Alessandrini said the operators rose to the challenge to support several large events in March, including Moomba, Run for the Kids and the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix.

“With thousands of Victorians and tourists converging on Melbourne, we ran hundreds of extra services to help people enjoy these iconic events,” Ms Alessandrini said.

Metro’s punctuality increased in March, marking their 48th consecutive month of delivering more than 90 per cent of services on time.

“Metro is delivering consistently strong results, with an average punctuality of 92.2 per cent over the last 12 months,” Ms Alessandrini said.

Yarra Trams’ punctuality in March was higher than the same time last year (78.0 per cent).

“Tram punctuality has been trending upwards since 2010, setting a new benchmark in the first quarter of this year,” Ms Alessandrini said.

V/Line’s March performance was affected by service reductions due to wheel wear and a level crossing safety review limiting the operation of VLocity trains.

From 21 March, 43 coach replacement services across the V/Line network became trains again, returning more than 5,000 regional passengers to rail services.

“This has been a positive step forward in the recovery program to return services back to normal,” Ms Alessandrini said.

The March performance results are now available at Track Record

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