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August 2017 performance results published

08 Sep 2017

Public Transport Victoria today published performance results for August 2017.

  • Metro delivered 91.6 per cent of services on-time in August.
  • Yarra Trams delivered 82.9 per cent of services on-time in August.
  • V/Line delivered 85.2 per cent of services on-time in August.

Public Transport Victoria CEO Jeroen Weimar said August saw punctuality on Metro train services bounce back to above 90 per cent after a disappointing  July, and V/Line deliver its strongest overall performance in almost 12 months.

“Punctuality on our metropolitan trains is back up, with trams and regional trains also tracking above their 12-month average which is where we want to be heading,” Mr Weimar said.

V/Line delivered its strongest punctuality results since October last year, with almost all lines delivering results above the 12-month average.  The biggest improvements were seen on the Bairnsdale line, and on lines servicing  destinations in the north east including Albury and Shepparton.

“Bairnsdale line saw a 12 percent increase in punctuality to record its best result since January. Passengers travelling to Albury, Shepparton and Seymour also saw significant improvements in services,”  Mr Weimar said.

On the tram network, punctuality improvements were seen on more than half the lines, when compared to the same month in 2016. 

Routes 57, 59 and 82 are benefitting from completion of the Tullamarine Freeway widening project which had seen traffic diverted onto local roads, slowing trams.

“Yarra Trams manages the network in real-time to adjust to the road conditions and continues to work closely with our on-road partners including VicRoads to make tram journey times more reliable,” Mr Weimar said.

“We also have 56 E-Class trams now in service, allowing us to redeploy other trams across the network to better match capacity with demand.”

August performance results are available at Track Record.

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