NAPTHINE'S OVERCROWDED TRAINS FIGURES FUDGED

 

News article: NAPTHINE'S OVERCROWDED TRAINS FIGURES FUDGED

Victorian Greens Leader Greg Barber has accused the Victorian government of fudging the numbers to hide Melbourne's growing train overcrowding problem.

  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Victorian Greens Leader Greg Barber has accused the Victorian government of fudging the numbers to hide Melbourne's growing train overcrowding problem.



"They used averages of all the trains across the sample studied. Individual trains could have over 1100 passengers, well in excess of the 798 benchmark, but the average train is found not to be overcrowded."



"They only looked at overcrowding at city-edge stations, ignoring how far out the overcrowding extends, which leads to some people standing up as long as half an hour before they get a seat."
NAPTHINE'S OVERCROWDED TRAINS FIGURES FUDGED


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Good on the greens for continuing to monitor this.  Ted (alas he is no more) many would argue was promoted to Government on a platform of fixing the transport issues in Melbourne and around the state.  Many now would argue the Liberal Government has failed on almost all counts and fronts but has still managed to announce a $9b road tunnel.

Overcrowding is a big problem on the network which can in my view only be further addressed with investment.

Regards
Brian

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  Watson374 Chief Commissioner

Location: Fully reclined at the pointy end.
"Overcrowding" appears to be defined as "requiring standees". That's a bit precious, no?
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Everything else they do is fudged or spin regardless of whoever is in government.Sad
  don_dunstan Dr Beeching

Location: Adelaide proud
They were crowing about their squeeny surplus of $320 million (or so) today, mostly due to increases in roadside pokies (speed cameras).  There's no way that they're going to spend any money on any more infrastructure in their remaining term - the $9 billion truck sewer will need so much money that I wouldn't be surprised if money is needed from other programs to pay for it.

It will get worse.

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