Late trains hit all time low

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FURTHER DELAYS: Steph Ryan (MLA, Euroa) is concerned not enough is being done to get performance levels up in the Albury Wodonga line. Further delays and longer journeys are expected with speed restrictions on the line as improvements are made.

DERAILMENTS, industrial action and a vandalised signalling system have all attributed to record low punctuality figures for V/Line in February on the Albury Wodonga line.

Only 7.8 per cent of trains ran on time on the line in February, which is the lowest ever recorded performance figure for punctuality published on V/Line’s website, which records figures from 2014.

The Victorian Andrews Government attributed this result to trains needing to travel at slower speeds between Kilmore and Donnybrook after an ARTC signal relay hut in Wallan was destroyed by fire which was near the site of a train derailment near Barnawatha.

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