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Fri.27.8.21 Metro Twitter
Aircraft: No ramp access to platforms until late 2021 (pedestrian-underpass works).
Flinders St: still with a lane closed for tunnel works.
Mooroolbark: Station closed until late-2021 (level-crossing removal). A shuttle bus will operate Croydon - Mooroolbark - Lilydale, connecting with trains. There will be no access to station platforms or facilities during this time.
Edithvale/Chelsea/Bonbeach: Stations closed until late 2021 (level-crossing removal). A shuttle bus will operate Mordialloc - Carrum, connecting with trains. There will be no access to station platforms or facilities during this time.
The level crossings at Argyle Avenue, Bondi Road and Edithvale Road are closed until early-October. Chelsea Road is closed permanently. See http://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/projects/chelsea-road-chelsea
Buses replace trains between Newport and Williamstown until the last train of Friday 12 November (level-crossing removal).
Friday 27 August is the last day to have your say on the amended draft Development Plans for the Arden Station Precinct in North Melbourne and the Eastern Portal in South Yarra. https://engage.vic.gov.au/metro-tunnel-project
18.14 Pakenham line: Major delays (police near Officer). Trains may terminate/originate at Dandenong.
- 18.24 clearing.
Liydale/Belgrave/Alamein/Glen Waverley lines: All trains run direct to/from Flinders St from 21.00 until the last train (works). From loop stations, take a Swanston St tram to Flinders St [ignores three stations].
Mernda/Hurstbridge lines: All trains run direct to/from Flinders St from 21.00 until the last train (maintenance works). From loop stations, take a Swanston St tram to Flinders St [ignores three stations].
22.14 Glen Waverley line: Major delays (police near East Malvern).
- 22.23 clearing.
All-night public transport on Fridays and Saturdays will not run this weekend, to support the 9pm to 5am curfew in Melbourne. Trains, trams and buses will not run between 1am and 5am on Saturdays and between 1am and 6am on Sundays.
Night Network is changing from tonight. Some of our most popular bus routes will expand to a 24-hour service on weekends. We'll also be introducing new bus routes to the Night Network that will run after midnight on weekends. See http://ptv.vic.gov.au/nightbus
Fri.27.8.21 Melbourne 'Herald Sun' Letters.
Poor train of thought. I HAVE never seen a government so far off the mark. Its proposed suburban rail network is probably the most stupid idea it has had.
Firstly, going by the blowout on the West Gate Tunnel, the estimated cost will be at least double and it has not done its homework. The number of people using the tunnel will be minimal.
Secondly, near where I live (Cheltenham) we have a beautiful park called William Fry Reserve, which will be destroyed by a station plus carparking. This park has been a blessing for all those who live in the vicinity during Covid.
It is very clear open space is our best weapon against Covid and we are told we will have to live with it so it seems crazy to be building rail loops and trying to cram more people into Melbourne.
It would seem logical that instead of this stupid rail project, we instead get very fast trains to outlying townships to decentralise our state.