The PTV, across all transport modes, has a knack of dead loss operations, commonly known as dead-running, as an item of rolling stock such as a bus, or a train, moves around the system without taking passengers.
There is quite a lot of this, and it gets worse. Much of it, happens where and when public transport is lacking and needed.
This campaign, is against the removal of any dead-running service. We are about making use of each dead-running movement, and turning it into a public transport improvement.
This shall not require ad-hoc movements, or, last minute balancing movements.
Depot to depotoperations policy.
How often, do I see non-passenger movements running express late at night, through my home station of Narre Warren, from Pakenham to the sidings at Dandenong and Westall.
These are one of the best examples of where, we have some need of extra/new services, and would be very handy to have these run in service.
These trains can run express Pakenham to Dandenong, and again to Westall for those movements, on perhaps every second service. Stop all stations on the other trips.