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Train figure fiddling won’t fix system failures: NSW opposition

<p>The NSW opposition has demanded that the State Government wait for the final Waterfall inquiry report before "tinkering" with train on-time running figures.</p> <p>Shadow transport minister Mike Gallacher said extending the on-time running parameters will create a false impression of improvement in the system.</p> <p>"Today’s recommendations by the rail regulator to extend the definition of on-time running beyond three minutes 59 seconds is simply a case of tinkering with the numbers to make the Government’s statistics appear better than they are," Mr Gallacher said.</p> <p>He said on-time running is one of a number of systemic problems that Justice Peter McInerney is looking into in his Waterfall crash inquiry and any changes should await the final report.</p> <br />