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Sun.16.8.20 Metro Twitter
Buses replace trains on sections of the Upfield line until the last train of Sun 15 Nov (level-crossing works at Coburg and Moreland).
Mernda/Hurstbridge/Lilydale/Belgrave/Alamein/Glen Waverley lines: All trains run direct to/from Flinders St all day (maintenance works).  From loop stations, take a train from pfm 3 to Flinders St.
Buses replace trains Blackburn - Lilydale/Belgrave until the last train (level-crossing and maintenance works).
16.22 Buses replace trains Broadmeadows — Craigieburn (a train blocking tracks near Broadmeadows). Buses have been ordered, but may take over 1 hour to arrive. Consider alternatives.
- 16.29 Trains are currently suspended between Melbourne and Seymour and Shepparton in both directions (a train fault at Broadmeadows).
- 16.50 Buses have begun operation, with more enroute. Journey time extended by ~35 min.
- 18.09 Line now suspended ESSENDON-CRAIGIEBURN. 
- 18.51 Trains to resume. 
18.12 Glen Waverley Line: Major delays (police).
Buses replace trains Newport - Werribee from 19.20 until the last train (works).
Buses replace trains Dandenong - Pakenham from 20.40 until the last train (works).

24.11.18 Canberra Times Letters
Business case for underground station another waste of money.  It is a waste of money to pay millions for a business case examining the proposed underground bus station.
The ACT government ignored the business case for rapid transit to Gungahlin and chose the doubly expensive, less frequent, less seats, less stops and much slower option of light rail.
The interchange would be just north of Vernon Circle.
Perth could afford an underground bus station after rejecting three light rail routes as too expensive.
Pity Canberra didn't stick to its buses, which can now be made 100 per cent electric and thus meet the Greens' main argument for light rail.

Popular cross-river ferry service to resume on Monday August 16, 2020

Shorten backs gas in widening Labor rift on energy August 16, 2020. 101 comments

Final judgement for Narrabri Gas Project delayed 16 Aug 2020A final judgement for the controversial Narrabri Gas Project by the Independent Planning Commission will be delayed until the end of next month.

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