At Metro, we closely monitor the performance of all our train services. We are committed to providing reliable train services and we work closely with the Victorian Government, Department of Transport and Public Transport Victoria (PTV) to ensure we not only meet, but exceed, our customer service and performance targets. Our partnership with the Victorian Government emphasises the importance of delivering services in line with the agreed timetable. We delivered 98.2 per cent of services in May, with 90.4 per cent of them arriving within five minutes of the scheduled time. Metro Trains carries more than 240 million passengers a year, and we are continually working to ensure services are up to the highest possible standard. Every week Metro spends more than $12 million on maintenance and renewal work, and in May we renewed track, signalling and overhead electrical equipment to ensure our network can operate at its best.
In May, there were challenges that affected performance including an overhead power issue at Laverton that impacted Werribee Line services for four days. The Sandringham Line was shut from 21 May to allow for essential Metro Tunnel works, with more than 112,000 people transported on rail replacement buses to the end of May. These works also put additional pressure on the nearby Frankston, Cranbourne and Pakenham lines.
During the month, we ran 345 extra services to major events including AFL, NRL and A-League matches.
‘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?||Click here to see if you’re 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.