Sydney’s train commuters are continuing to suffer the effects of Minister Constance’s failure to properly resource the troubled timetable changes, with June officially the worst month for trains running on time.
Sydney Trains achieved its on-time running target on just 4 out of 19 weekdays in June, giving it a 79 percent failure rate.
In May, Sydney Trains achieved its target of 92 per cent on time running on just 10 out of 23 weekdays.
The new timetable was introduced in November 2017 yet the Berejiklian Government has promised for months that it would ‘tweak’ changes to improve services for commuters.
For eight long years, the Berejiklian Government has continually failed to properly resource Sydney Trains and recruit train drivers to the network, with a net loss of 141 staff since the Liberals took power in 2011 (up to January 2017).
Train punctuality on weekdays:
Sydney Trains punctuality target is for 92 per cent of trains to arrive and depart within five minutes of the scheduled timetable in the Sydney CBD between 6am and 10am, and between 3pm and 7pm.
Quotes attributable to Shadow Minister for Transport Jodi McKay
“Things are just getting consistently worse for Sydney commuters who suffer delays and trains that simply don’t turn up, because Minister Constance has failed to properly resource the train network.
“Andrew Constance has bungled the timetable changes and can’t deliver on the hundreds of extra services he promised.”