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February performance results published

10 Mar 2017

Public Transport Victoria today published performance results for February 2017, with performance remaining steady across all three modes.

  • Metro delivered 91.8 per cent of services on-time in February.
  • Yarra Trams delivered 80.3 per cent of services on-time in February.
  • V/Line delivered 82.6 per cent of services on-time in February.

Public Transport Victoria Acting Executive Director, Network Service Delivery, Dean Purkis said that both Metro and Yarra Trams exceeded their performance thresholds in February..

“February is of course a busy time with the end of school holidays seeing more people travelling on the network, so it’s good to see the network adapting as we return from the holiday season,” Mr Purkis said.

“Metro has continued to deliver record low station skipping, as well as stronger punctuality both overall and during the peak compared to February last year with 91.8 per cent of services running on time.”

Yarra Trams once again exceeded the performance thresholds for both reliability and punctuality, while delivering important track upgrades and enabling extra services to White Night and the St Kilda Festival.

“Yarra Trams deliver $65 million worth of maintenance work on the tram network on behalf of PTV every year, with renewal works in Elizabeth Street taking place in late February,” Mr Purkis said.

“To deliver significant and vital track and overhead wire renewal works on one of Melbourne’s busier tram corridors with minimal disruption to the community is a strong result.”

V/Line delivered an improvement to overall punctuality across the network, with improvements seen on a number of lines including Bendigo, Geelong, and Gippsland.

“While the Warrnambool line experienced a 19.1 per cent increase in on time running, we’re keen to see punctuality fully restored to the levels that passengers on the Warrnambool line deserve,” Mr Purkis said.

“V/Line are already working to deliver on $10 million worth of work to upgrade level crossings along the Warrnambool line so they can safely provide the punctual service that passengers deserve.”

Works to upgrade 20 level crossings along the line will continue throughout 2017 to allow V/Line to safely run trains at full speed through a number of passive level crossings, reducing delays for passengers.

V/Line introduced temporary speed restrictions on passive level crossings along the Warrnambool line as a safety measure after an incident in Pirron Yallock in 2016.

The February performance results are now available on the PTV website at Track Record.

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