Could there be any clearer demonstration of precisely why the State Government refused to take the train network back from private operators? They’re there for one primary reason, and that is, as someone to blame:
Yesterday the Premier was less enthusiastic. ”They need to lift their performance,” he said. ”They have got an agreement with the government and that agreement is set out in writing and I believe they should be meeting it.”
Mr Brumby said Metro had to be given ”a chance to settle in and get on top of the job. But they’ve had, what, four months now and they are not meeting their performance targets.”
You hired them. The buck stops with you. Want more control in order to solve these problems? Take responsibility again. Stop hiding behind private companies.
I hope the travelling public doesn’t buy the deflection. It’s your fault, and your fault alone.