Liberals - explains a lot! The first thing they slash is the maintenance budget every time, as the general public does not indirectly see the damage being caused though these cuts behind the scenes... The Razor Gangs ...AKA... Bean Counters!!!
Fixing The Trains Victorian & New South Wales Additions... More like "F*****g The Trains" - considering the former NSW Trains Transition Manager, later post start up: NSW Trains Central & West Division Regional Service Manager is now V/Line Operations Manager, I'm hardly surprised to see the things brought in, within NSW are now also being applied in Victoria...
The only difference being where NSW Trains Senior Management & Middle Management (The latter was meant to be slashed to the bone, the opposite occurred, it ballooned something shocking!!!) - I'm told the opposite has occurred at V/Line: A broom had / has been taken to a bloated management structure, the result thinning it out, how true this is? I have no idea, but would be interesting to see!
Well if you think that the ALP will be any different, you are surely deluding yourself. Neither Party has a comprehensive Public Transport Plan. The reason why we still have 60 Year old ex Harris Carriages still running on the rails is the ALP nearly bankrupted the state and ever since there has been a lack of Investment from both sides of Politics.
If we want to be totally fair, the biggest infrastructure investment was done by the ALP, whereas the biggest Order of new Trains was done by the Liberals during the Kennett era. Yes they were base models but the were new nevertheless.