Remember folks. Service levels are dictated by Government. It's all budget driven. Perth that's the little insignificant metro system that Victorian Government officials hate to be compared with doesn't do this because it is a customer service driven enterprise. I can understand perhaps amending schedules slightly but slashing them is a good way of ensuring passengers remain totally unimpressed with the system they have to use.Remember it was the 5 sandbelt seats along the Frankston line that threw out the Brumby government in 2010. This government has learnt nothing from this except for the cheap trick of padding out train schedules to make it look like services are running on time.
The travelling public have long memories...
This time next year there may well have been a change of government and the Napthine administration seems to be doing all it can to ensure this is the case.