Commuters sick and tired of train delays

Sick of waiting: Macquarie Fields MP Anoulack Chanthivong with frustrated commuter John Walker at Glenfield Station.
Sick of waiting: Macquarie Fields MP Anoulack Chanthivong with frustrated commuter John Walker at Glenfield Station.

John Walker is fed up with arriving to work late because one or more of his morning trains has been delayed or cancelled.

The Ingleburn residents travels from Ingleburn Station to Parramatta Station every morning.

Since the Sydney Trains timetable change last year, Mr Walker has had to change trains at Glenfield to reach his destination.

“I’d say every second day my connecting train is cancelled or my first train was delayed,” he said. “I write a complaint to Sydney Trains every time I’m late but it’s not getting any better.”

Mr Walker has been working with Macquarie Fields MP Anoulack Chanthivong (Labor) to pressure the state government into fixing the train line.

Recent statistics revealed trains only met their punctuality targets 21 per cent of the time in June.

A Sydney Trains spokesman apologised for the delays.

“While there has been a slight drop in on-time running, trains are still running close to our network overall target of 92 per cent,” he said.

Mr Chanthivong said the current train timetable was “off the rails” and needed to be fixed.

“Transport minister Andrew Constance has failed to properly resource the bungled train timetable changes and we’ve had enough,” he said. “Daily last-minute cancellations, trains running consistently late, overcrowding and non-airconditioned carriages are all part and parcel of this government’s diabolical timetable. It’s simply not good enough and local commuters deserve better and they deserve a fair go.”

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