The Maroondah Journal has reported on the delays experienced by thousands rail commuters due to the delay in completing works for EastLink.
Public Transport Users Association spokesman Alex Makin said there was chaos at Ringwood Station and people lining the platforms.
“There were literally people who could not move off the station platform, there were thousands of people everywhere.”
Given that Connex was not at fault the State Government has a responsibility to provide adequate compensation to rail passengers.
The PTUA has called on the State Government to compensate all passengers by refunding the cost of their tickets.
Unfortunately the State Government has failed to act in the best interests of rail passengers through simply shifting the blame and avoiding responsibility.
The State Government has delivered another slap in the face to public transport users.