Media Release | Monday May 6, 2013
John Robertson MP, NSW Opposition Leader
Penny Sharpe MLC, Shadow Minister for Transport
ANOTHER DAY OF CHAOS FOR CITYRAIL COMMUTERS – BEREJIKLIAN MUST APOLOGISE
Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian should apologise and take responsibility after yet another horrendous delay on the CityRail network this morning resulted in tens of thousands of commuters being late to work.
The system was thrown into chaos following a failure to finish weekend trackwork at Homebush. Trains arrived up to 30 minutes late, skipped stops and were out of timetable order – with commuters affected across the Airport and East Hills, Bankstown, Inner West, North Shore, Northern, South, Western and Blue Mountains lines.
“Minister Berejiklian should apologise and take responsibility for the latest major inconvenience that commuters suffered this morning on the rail network,” Opposition Leader John Robertson said today.
“Today tens of thousands of commuters were late to work, school and university. They missed meetings and medical appointments. They missed flights.
“People are fed up with these system meltdowns – and they’re becoming just as tired of the O’Farrell Government’s excuses.