Travellers moving better than ever
Train punctuality for Seymour’s V/Line line travellers improved by about six per cent in the 12 months to December 2016.
But the Albury line that also services Seymour passengers languished well below the desirable threshold. Albury services on average were not on time nearly 20 per cent of the time, or on one in five occasions.
Public Transport Victoria last week published results for December 2016, with performance remaining steady across all three modes.
V/Line delivered 84.7 per cent of services on-time in December, with Metro trains recording 91.9 per cent and Yarra Trams 82 per cent.
Annually, 98.5 per cent of Seymour services ran, against the statewide network figure for V/Line of 96.8 per cent.
In December 2015, the Seymour service was running on time 82.9 per cent of the time; that figure was 88.2 per cent for December 2016 with an average annual on-time figure of 89.1. April and July were standout months for service delivery on the Seymour service with more than 92 per cent of trains running to schedule.
However in the 12 months to last December, the Albury service averaged an annual figure of just 79.7 per cent with November (55.2) and December (56.7) — an alarming drop from the year-high of May when 93.5 per cent of trains arrived or left punctually.
Senior Public Transport Victoria bureaucrat Warwick Horsley said results on many lines had exceeded their performance thresholds ‘‘despite a difficult month with extreme and unpredictable weather, including flooding on parts of the network.
‘‘They have been able to keep customers moving despite a challenging environment,’’ Mr Horsley said.
V/Line performance results are available at: www.ptv.vic.gov.au/ trackrecord
Getting there: V/Line services achieved better punctuality last year.