At Metro, we closely monitor the performance of train services to ensure we are delivering the best possible experience for our passengers. To improve reliability, we work with the Department of Transport to ensure customer service and performance targets are not only met, but exceeded.
Our partnership with the Victorian Government emphasises the importance of delivering services in line with the agreed timetable. Every week we spend more than $12 million on maintenance and renewal work across our infrastructure, operating systems and rolling stock divisions.
In September, track, signalling and electrical upgrades, tree clearing, graffiti removal and bridge maintenance works were carried out across the network, including on the Frankston, Sandringham, Belgrave, Lilydale, Mernda, Hurstbridge, Craigieburn and Upfield lines.
Several incidents impacted punctuality during the month, including an overhead power fault near East Richmond on 13 September which suspended trains on four lines over several hours.
External incidents continued to cause a significant level of disruption to passengers, including an incident involving a person hit by a train near Ormond Station on 12 September, and a third-party utilities cable becoming entangled in overhead wires at Hawksburn on 9 September.
Vandals also stole cabling from a section of track near Seaford causing significant delays to Frankston line services on 12 September.
There were more than 320 incidents involving police operations, trespassers and near misses, which delayed a total of 955 trains. Of these, 160 incidents involved people illegally walking on the rail line.
Two significant incidents included a man on rail tracks between platforms at Carnegie Station on 18 September, and another man walking on tracks near Flinders Street on 24 September.
Metro safely moved hundreds of thousands of passengers on more than 1,400 extra services to AFL finals and the Royal Melbourne Show.
‘On time’ is defined as the proportion of services which arrived at their destination no later than four minutes and 59 seconds after the scheduled time in the timetable.
Measured as a proportion of the timetabled train services run.
There are also compensation thresholds. If we don’t run at least 98% of services each month with
90% or more of these services punctual, eligible customers will be compensated. Our monthly, network-wide, performance data is available online and at stations around the 10th day of the month.
The Department of Transport also publishes monthly punctuality and delivery data for train services, including line specific information.
You can access this information here.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR COMPENSATION?
Check the Customer Compensation Code or use the table below as a guide to claiming compensation.
|Can I claim compensation?||Compensation can be claimed by all holders of myki passes that are valid for 28 days or more|
|Is my claim valid?||Your myki must have been correctly used on train services for at least 10 days of that month|
|How much will I be compensated?||The value of a daily ticket (or other value as defined) will be uploaded onto your myki. The value loaded will reflect the same fare/zone mix as the myki pass being compensated.|
|How do I claim?||In the event that Metro Trains has not met its target, an online form will be available on this page to apply for compensation. Click here to see if you are eligible for compensation|
|When do I need to claim by?||Up until the end of the month in which the results of the previous month are announced.|
|COMPENSATION TRIGGER||MYKI COMPENSATION VALUE|
|If Metro delivers less than 98% of its scheduled services in a calendar month||1x Daily Ticket|
|If Metro delivers less than 95% of its scheduled services in a calendar month||2x Daily Tickets|
|If less than 90% of Metro services are on-time in a calendar month||1x Daily Ticket|
|If less than 86% of Metro services are on-time in a calendar month||2x Daily Tickets|
We understand there may be times when it is necessary to replace or process refunds to myki passes. To do this, an application for a replacement myki must be completed and submitted to myki. These are available from the PTV website. In the case of a damaged or defective myki you can visit any premium station and receive a replacement card. Any existing balance on your old card will be transferred to the new one as part of the replacement process. In the case of a lost or stolen myki you will need to complete and submit a myki replacement form, available from the PTV website.