Media Release

14 October 2016

Hodgett: V/Line Disaster Costs Victorians $20 million

Thursday 13 October 2016

V/Line disaster costs Victorians $20 million

The V/Line Annual Report released today shows Daniel Andrews and Jacinta Allan’s mismanagement of V/Line has cost Victorian taxpayers round $20 million.

The Andrews Labor Government’s ham-fisted management of V/Line resulted in the cancellation of thousands of train services due to poor maintenance.  This not only cost taxpayers millions of dollars, but it also resulted in extreme inconvenience for tens of thousands of Victorians and unnecessary delays.

Passengers were often late for work, late to get home and missed important meetings and appointments.

It’s also why V/Line customers posted an overall satisfaction rating of 67.5 per cent in 2015/16, down from 71.3 per cent the year before.

Once again, Daniel Andrews stands accused of wasting precious taxpayer money.  With the $20 million wasted, the government could have built a brand new school including buildings and land.