Fw: Sun.2.1.21 daily digest
  Roderick Smith

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Sun.2.1.22 Metro Twitter
Aircraft: No ramp access to platforms until late 2021 (pedestrian-underpass works). [no reopening has been announced yet]
Flinders St: still with a lane closed for tunnel works.
12.39 Buses replace trains Frankston - Stony Point (an equipment fault near Hastings), adding 25min. Consider alternatives for local trips.
Buses replace trains South Yarra - Sandringham from 20.15 until the last train (maintenance works).
Buses replace trains North Melbourne - Upfield from 20.35 until the last train (maintenance works).
Werribee/Craigieburn lines: All trains terminate/originate at Southern Cross from 21.00 until the last train (works).  From loop stations, take a city-circle bus to Southern Cross.  Buses replace Upfield and Sunbury trains during this time.
Pakenham/Cranbourne lines: All trains will terminate/originate at Caulfield from 21.00 until the last train (works).  Change to/from a Frankston train.
Mernda/Hurstbridge lines: Buses replace trains Parliament - Reservoir/Heidelberg from 21.00 until the last train of Sun 9 Jan (works).

Letters to the Editor January 2 2022
* ACT electricity is renewable Re Felix MacNeill's critique of M Flint (Letters, December 29 and 24, respectively), Mr Flint was right about Canberra's light rail being "a financial disaster for ACT taxpayers", but wrong about the source of the ACT's electricity supply. The ACT achieved 100 per cent renewable energy in 2020.
Renewable sources within the ACT include the Mugga Lane Solar Park, the Royalla and Williamsdale Solar Farms, and 30,000+ rooftop solar panel installations. The remainder of the ACT's renewable energy is via large-scale solar and wind energy "reverse auctions" from 11 solar and wind farms near the ACT, elsewhere in NSW, and in South Australia and Victoria.

Sun.2.1.22 Melbourne 'Herald Sun'.  Letters.
HOW pathetic is our public transport system. I am all in favour of user pays, when it is reasonable.
My wife travels five stops in the morning to get to work and five stops at night.
For that she pays nearly $1 per stop. ls that "fare"? I travel the 86 tram route often and the number of fare evaders is rife.
Ticket inspectors are as rare as hen's teeth. Methinks that concerning making public transport fairer and the whole issue of fare evasion, the good minister does not give a tinker's cuss.