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Tues.14.6.22 Metro Twitter vanished
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).

New high-frequency bus service could link Brisbane’s north and south.  Cloe Read June 14, 2022
A new high-frequency bus route to connect Brisbane’s north and south sides ahead of the Olympic Games in 2032 has been submitted for state approval.
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the business case for a potential “Gold CityGlider” had been completed and submitted to Translink for consideration.
Brisbane's Blue CityGlider operates as a high-frequency service.CREDIT:LUCY STONE
The proposed route stretches from Hamilton in Brisbane’s north to Woolloongabba in the south, and would involve services every 10 minutes during weekday peaks and every 15 minutes off-peak from 5am to midnight.
Commuters currently have access to 10-15 minute services with the Blue CityGlider and Maroon CityGlider.
“In the past 12 months, Northshore Hamilton has been confirmed as the main athletes’ village for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and the Gabba as the main stadium,” Schrinner said.
“The proposed bus route would connect these two Games venues via the growing RNA precinct, as well as the popular riverside destinations of Dexus and Queen’s Wharf.
The proposed route would connect Hamilton in the north with Woolloongabba in the south.
“We have had previous success with implementing high-frequency glider-style bus services in the inner suburbs and hope the Gold CityGlider can be the next addition.”
The business case confirmed the service would meet demand in the growth areas of Northshore Hamilton and Bowen Hills.
“It was also identified as a valuable distributor service from the Albert Street Cross River Rail station,” Civic Cabinet Chair for Transport Ryan Murphy said.
But council Opposition Leader Jared Cassidy said Brisbane residents were facing the threat of public transport cuts, and suburbs were suffering.
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“Adrian Schrinner and the LNP are set to undertake an entire bus network review, which will mean more cuts to services,” he said.
“We all saw what happened when the LNP mayor conducted a review of Brisbane’s ferry services – multiple terminals were closed permanently without warning and commuters were left stranded.
“Instead of reannouncing a shiny golden bus that doesn’t exist yet, the LNP council needs to come clean to the people of Brisbane and tell residents which suburban bus services they are planning to cut to fund this new inner-city Olympic service.”
The council budget will be handed down on Wednesday.
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Tues.14.6.22 Melbourne 'Herald Sun'.  Women in transport.
WHILE 35-year-old Eileen O’Connor made headlines as the first “train conductress” in 1974, it was far from the first time women filled jobs traditionally held by blokes.
John, from Pakenham, enjoyed our Flashback Friday story about Eileen’s groundbreaking role with Victorian Railways because it reminded him of his own pioneering mum.
“About 20 years before Eileen’s railway journey, my mum, Phyllis, joined Melbourne Tramway crews as one of the first female conductresses,” says John, one of In Black & White’s longest and most prolific contributors.
“It was a job which paid the same money as a man could earn at the time so it attracted a lot of women, but the very early shifts were tough
“Sometimes there was a fog so thick in winter that you would wonder how they got to work, let alone how the drivers saw the passengers at the stops at 5 or 6am in the morning!”
John fondly recalls his mum coming home in full uniform with the ticket bag slung across her shoulder.
“If I was lucky I would get to use her ticket punch to click a few tickets,” he says.
“They, like Eileen, had to be very courteous to passengers and put up with sometimes bad behaviour.  Tough job.

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