Friday 22 May, 2015
1 in 10 trains across Adelaide now running late
Adelaide Metro’s On Time Running Performance has revealed that 1 in 10 trains are now running late across the Adelaide Metro network.
Only 89.3 per cent of trains across the network are now running on time, with only 81.9 per cent of Belair line trains running on time.
“That’s almost 1 in 5 trains running late on the Belair line alone,” said Shadow Transport Minister Corey Wingard.
“Why are our trains running so late after the Weatherill Labor Government has spent millions of taxpayers’ dollars on line upgrades?
“Adelaide commuters just want a train service that is safe and runs on time.
“Unfortunately, the Weatherill Labor Government continually fails to deliver this.
“The service component needs to be restored to Adelaide’s public transport system if we are to entice Adelaide commuters out of their cars and onto public transport.
“This news is even more frustrating for commuters who have had to put up with a number of service delays and interruptions over the years.
“It is quite staggering that the Weatherill Labor Government still can’t manage to run our train network properly so that trains arrive on time.
“Minister Mullighan must explain why Adelaide Metro’s on time running performance has deteriorated to this point.”