Punc­tu­al­ity and re­li­a­bil­ity im­prov­ing slightly

Shepparton News - - NEWS -

There may be plenty of at­ten­tion be­ing paid to im­prov­ing Shep­par­ton’s train line dur­ing the next decade from both sides of pol­i­tics.

And while the Shep­par­ton line’s punc­tu­al­ity is im­prov­ing bit by bit, month by month, its Septem­ber re­sult still fell short of V/Line’s 92 per cent tar­get.

Mark­ing the line’s best re­sult in al­most a year, 86.3 per cent of trains ar­rived on time last month.

It’s the line’s most punc­tual per­for­mance since Oc­to­ber last year.

Re­li­a­bil­ity also im­proved, with all ser­vices de­liv­ered — none can­celled — last month.

V/Line chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer James Pin­der said while de­liv­er­ing month-on-month im­prove­ments on the Shep­par­ton line, per­for­mance re­mained the key fo­cus for the re­gional rail op­er­a­tor.

‘‘We’ve been work­ing hard to achieve con­sis­tent im­prove­ments with our per­for­mance on the Shep­par­ton line, as we work to­wards achiev­ing our tar­get of 92 per cent,’’ Mr Pin­der said.

A V/Line state­ment cited the main rea­sons for de­lays to Sey­mour and Shep­par­ton ser­vices through Septem­ber as ‘‘trains stop­ping longer than the time al­lo­cated in the timetable and de­lays in the shared sec­tion of the metropoli­tan net­work’’.

On the Sey­mour line, 87.4 per cent of ser­vices ar­rived on time in Septem­ber, with 96.3 per cent of ser­vices de­liv­ered for the month; ex­ceed­ing V/Line’s re­li­a­bil­ity tar­get.

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