Fw: Sun.12.6.22 daily digest
  Roderick Smith

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Sun.12.6.22 Metro Twitter
Flinders St: still with a lane closed for tunnel works? [reopened by July?  Closed again by Nov.]
Campbell Arcade (Flinders St station) is closed until 2024. The exit from the Myki gates within the subway will  also be closed. No pedestrian access between the arcade & Flinders St. Use Elizabeth & Swanston St entry/exits. Platform  interchange via that subway will be available until mid 2022.
Mernda line: Trains will run to an altered timetable until Sep 2022 (works).  Trains operate on a single track Thornbury - Regent, and trains will not stop at Bell or Preston.  Shuttle buses operate Thornbury - Bell - Preston - Regent - Reservoir. No access to station facilities during this time.
Buses replace trains Sunshine - Sunbury until the last train of Wed 29 Jun (works).
16.25 Flagstaff: There is no lift access between the concourse and platforms (a fault). Passengers requiring lift access exit at Melbourne Central or Southern Cross.
- 16.56 Lift access has been restored.
- The lifts at Lilydale are often breaking down.
Pakenham/Cranbourne/Frankston lines: Buses replace trains City - Oakleigh/Moorabbin from 8pm to last train tonight, while maintenance works take place. Take a Lilydale/Belgrave/Glen Waverley train to Burnley to connect with express buses.

Sun.12.6.22 Melbourne 'Herald Sun'.  Letters.
* UNTIL trams are diverted around Bourke St mall, it will never be anything but a shambles. Lonsdale and Elizabeth streets should be the routes for that stretch.
* Help businesses.  MY wife and I have enjoyed visiting many European piazzas but have never enjoyed one dissected by tram lines (“Mall is not lost for Bourke St”, SHS, 5/6).
We can only hope Melbourne City Council does not throw more good money after bad by investing in yet another guaranteed flop.
The businesses going broke need patrons 9am to 5pm, not 8pm to lam, which is the time most European piazzas come to life.
Until the council employs someone with experience in the 9am to 5pm retail trade, it is never going to help Melbourne recover.