V/Line CEO James Pinder says temporary speed restrictions along some sections of the Warrnambool line continued to effect on-time performance in June.
“We completed $8.4 million in important maintenance on the Geelong and Warrnambool lines last month which was a huge package of works,” he said.
“These works will see the removal of temporary speed restrictions along sections of the line, but for safety reasons these can’t be removed straight away.
“Once the works bed down, we plan to start safely removing some of the speed restrictions and ensure trains can return to normal speeds through these sections.”
Other reasons for delays to Warrnambool line services last month was trains stopping at stations longer than scheduled and a serious emergency services incident involving a trespasser at Lara on 4 June.
This incident caused the line to be suspended for more than three hours, resulting in disruptions to
Geelong and Warrnambool services, with flow on effects across the afternoon peak and into the evening.
For reliability on the Warrnambool line, 95.1 per cent of services were delivered in June.
Across the V/Line network, 83.1 per cent of services arrived at their destination on time, which is about four percentage points higher than May when it was 79.3 per cent.
A total of 95.9 per cent of services were delivered across the V/Line network last month, falling just short of the 96 per cent target.
Monthly performance results are available at ptv.vic.gov.au/performance