Tram Timetable Changes | Samantha Dunn

Tram Timetable Changes

I have been advised that the tram timetable changes implemented on 1 May included shorter travel times on routes 57, 58 and 59...
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 1:30pm
Speaker:
Samantha Dunn

Ms DUNN (Eastern Metropolitan) — My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Public Transport. I have been advised that the tram timetable changes implemented on 1 May included shorter travel times on routes 57, 58 and 59. Yarra Trams expects tram drivers to travel the same route but take 5 minutes less than the time prior to the changes. This has increased stress on tram drivers, and some drivers are drinking less water because they do not have time for toilet stops due to quick turnaround times and short shunting. These factors lead to a reduction in safety for passengers, tram drivers and other road users. The action I seek from the Minister for Public Transport is that she reinstate safer timetables for the 57, 58 and 59 trams.