Responding to the Auditor-General’s report today on passenger train reliability, Sonia Hornery MP, reminded the Government of the need for reliable and timely services on the Newcastle to Central line.
The report shows that timetable reliability has fallen since 2011 and is substantially worse than Sydney trains.
Ms Hornery is on the record as calling for faster trains on the Newcastle to Central line for some time. She has championed the need for reliable trains to the area.
Cardiff train station is one of the busiest in the region. Ms Hornery said that it shows that people are interested in utilising trains as a transport solution but that they need to be more reliable and faster.
Quotes attributable to Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery
“Many people from this area use this train service, but many more would use it if it were more reliable and faster.”
“What is the Government going to do about improving the service?”
“The Government claims that it wants to make Newcastle a world-class city but won’t even provide a service that meets the basic standards!”
“It is not good enough that the Government doesn’t know why the problem is occurring and has put this important transport solution in the too hard basket.”