Thursday 19 March 2015
Second signal fault in as many weeks
The State Liberals have called on the Weatherill Labor Government to fix ongoing signal issues on Adelaide’s transport network.
Yesterday afternoon, a signalling issue caused all trams to stop at South Terrace in the city.
This comes on the back of a major signal fault last week which caused delays across the entire train network.
Even Transport Department CEO, Michael Deegan, admitted that the error last week was not good enough and apologised to commuters:
“First, an apology for this week's major disruption. A series of events involving a signal box at Dry Creek delayed us getting our trains on track. It’s simply not good enough and I apologise.”
“When will Minister Mullighan take responsibility and apologise to commuters as well?” asked Shadow Transport Minister Corey Wingard.
“The Weatherill Labor Government has spent hundreds of millions of dollars upgrading our rail networks, so why do we keep having signal faults?
“It has already been revealed that the $20 million tram project from Victoria Square to Morphett Street was not delivered to the recognised standard, with more than 1,000 faults identified in the project.
“The Weatherill Labor Government has still not explained how this will be rectified.
“Minister Mullighan needs to explain why the hundreds of millions of dollars that have been spent on Adelaide’s transport network are not delivering efficient and effective services.
“Public transport users in South Australia deserve better.”