Media Release |Tuesday, 15 May 2012
COMMUTERS THE LOSERS UNDER O'FARRELL'S PLAN FOR CITYRAIL AND COUNTRYLINK
ON TIME RUNNING, CUSTOMER SERVICE AND SAFETY TO SUFFER – WHILE NOT A SINGLE NEW SERVICE, TRAIN OR METRE OF TRACK DELIVERED
The O'Farrell Government's plan to sack up to thousands of CityRail workers will compromise on time running, customer service and security – and not deliver a single new service, train or metre of track.
"Commuters will be the losers under the O'Farrell Government's plan to sack up to thousands of CityRail workers," Deputy Opposition Leader, Linda Burney said today.
"On time running, security and customer service will all be sacrificed under the O'Farrell Government's blatant cost cutting agenda and commuters will be the ones who suffer.
"In the morning peak, commuters will be forced onto overcrowded and delayed trains. At night, commuters will arrive at empty platforms with no security or staff to assist them."
Shadow Transport Minister, Penny Sharpe said: "None of these reforms deal with the fact trains right across Sydney are overcrowded and facing major delays."
"For four months under the O'Farrell Government, trains across the CityRail network have failed to meet the 92 per cent on time running benchmark and things are only getting worse.