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Fri.7.1.22 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.
Mernda/Hurstbridge lines: Buses replace trains Parliament - Reservoir/Heidelberg until the last train of Sun 9 Jan (works).
6.57 Major delays Upfield - Batman (police).
11.36 Werribee line: Major delays (a train fault at Newport).
- 11.48 Buses replace trains between Newport and Laverton.  buses have been ordered, but will take over 60 minutes to arrive.
- 12.08 still over 60 minutes to arrive.
- 13.58 buses are in operation, adding 35 minutes.
- 16.26  Trains are resuming.  First trains will be: 16.06 Flinders Street - Laverton; 16.39 ex Werribee.
- What caused the multi hour delay in moving the train? Did it damage the overhead?
- we had additional technical issues with the faulty train that delayed it moving off to the maintenance yard.
14.37 Frankston line: Citybound trains may depart from altered platforms between Caulfield and Richmond.
15.08 Williamstown line: Major delays (a train fault near Newport). trains may terminate/originate at Newport.
- 15.22 Consider alternatives.
- 15.42 Buses may supplement services between Newport and Williamstown.
- 16.28 clearing.
15.35 Mernda line: Major delays (police in the Reservoir area).
- 15.41 clearing.
19.22 Belgrave line: Major delays (an equipment fault affecting the single line between Ferntree Gully and Upper Ferntree Gully).
- 20.11 clearing.
- Rename to San Andreas there’s that many bloody faults on our network.
Buses replace trains Ringwood - Belgrave from 20.30 until the last train of Sun 9 Jan (maintenance works).
0.55 Werribee line: Major delays (police near Laverton).

Victoria braces for severe weather again. Sarah Booth, Miles Proust, Ed Bourke and  Jordy Atkinson. January 7, 2022. 19 comments
Melburnians are being warned to brace for more wild weather after the city was battered by flash flooding, hail and gale-force winds.
Severe thunderstorms were detected on the radar about 6.20pm near Camberwell, Caulfield, Glen Waverley and Healesville.
“Heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding, damaging winds and large hailstones is likely,” a BOM spokesperson said on Friday.
Rain pelted down in the late afternoon in Geelong and Melbourne, causing flash flooding in many areas including Lethbridge, South Yarra and Port Melbourne.
The aftermath of the flash flooding at Camberwell junction. Picture: Alex Coppel
The roads turned to rivers in Camberwell. Picture: Alex Coppel
Drivers brave the wet conditions. Picture: Alex Coppel
There was a big mop-up job on Friday night. Picture: Alex Coppel
Flinders St flooded outside the Waterside Hotel. Picture: Sue Dunlevy
Storm clouds approaching Melbourne from the west on Friday evening. Picture: Ian Currie
A woman takes a swim at South Melbourne beach as a storm approaches. Picture: Ian Currie
Heavy rain comes down in Swanston street. Picture: David Crosling
It comes after flash flooding yesterday wreaked havoc in Melbourne, with one family forced to abandon their car after it became stuck in flood water in South Melbourne.
The Victorian State Emergency Service said “heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding is likely” and reminded the public to never drive through flood water.
Heavy rain causes flash flooding in the city. Picture: David Crosling
Jenny and husband Tim, with dog Missy, got caught in the flood water under the York Street Bridge. Picture: Nicki Connolly
The family abandoned the car after flash flooding hit. Picture: Nicki Connolly

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