Constituency Question- North East Rail Line

My constituency question is to the Minister for Public Transport, and it is about the ongoing “Third World” performance of trains on the north-east rail line. Specifically I refer to the atrocious punctuality figure for October of just 30.1 per cent. This is the worst number ever recorded in the historical monthly data on the V/Line website and means that less than one in every three trains are arriving even within the 11 minutes leeway allowed. The government is promising a completed north-east rail line upgrade at some time in the future. The Premier also advised my constituents last week to ‘just stick with us’. However, I ask the minister: what actions are specifically being taken in the meantime to urgently improve punctuality statistics that cause so many difficulties for passengers and are so completely unacceptable?