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March 2017 performance results published

07 Apr 2017

Public Transport Victoria today published performance results for March 2017.

  • Metro delivered 90.8 per cent of services on-time in March.
  • Yarra Trams delivered 78.5 per cent of services on-time in March.
  • V/Line delivered 80.5 per cent of services on-time in March.

Public Transport Victoria Acting Executive Director, Network Service Delivery, Dean Purkis said March was a busy month with a number of major events around Melbourne.

“March has been an incredibly busy month on the network with extra services running to the Grand Prix, the start of the AFL season, and major concerts including Adele, ” Mr Purkis said.

“A significant amount of work goes into ensuring we keep passengers moving during major events, particularly with the Grand Prix which saw Yarra Trams provide 7,500 services to get passengers to the Albert Park Circuit.”

A new tram timetable from 1 May sees services adjusted to better reflect changed traffic patterns and introduces Route 58, which combines Routes 8 and 55.

“The introduction of a new tram timetable on 1 May includes the start of accessible low-floor trams to the hospital precinct and Melbourne Zoo on Route 58.”

Metro exceeded its performance threshold in March once again delivering punctual and reliable services for passengers.

“Being a longer month with more than 66,000 timetabled services, Metro delivered a strong result with 250 fewer cancellations in March than the same time last year,” Mr Purkis said.

The  punctuality of V/Line services on the Warrnambool line has continued to be affected by temporary speed restrictions in place since an incident at a level crossing in Pirron Yallock.

“V/Line are continuing to deliver on a $10 million upgrade of passive level crossings along the line so these speed restrictions can be safely lifted, with five crossings already completed,” Mr Purkis said.

“V/Line are working hard to ensure we can restore services on the Warrnambool line to the standard that passengers deserve, and we appreciate their patience as we conduct these upgrades.”

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

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