Fw: Wed.6.12.23 daily digest, austerity issue
  Roderick Smith

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Roderick Smith

Wed.6.12.23 Metro Twitter
Trains will not stop at Parkdale until mid 2024 (level-crossing removal work). Shuttle buses will operate Mentone - Parkdale - Mordialloc, connecting with trains. No access to station facilities or platforms during this time.
Public transport disruptions continue into December, January and February.  Check before you travel at https://bit.ly/2JeTzJJ.
Buses replace trains on sections of the Hurstbridge line until the last train of Sun 18 Dec (works).
- Buses replace trains between Heidelberg and Hurstbridge until the last of Sunday 10 December. Plan ahead with replacement bus frequency and stop locations here: https://bit.ly/3T8WCoT
Buses replace trains on sections of the Pakenham line until the last train of Sun 10 Dec (works).
5.47 Glen Waverley line: Major delays (vandalism in the Heyington area).
- 5.57  clearing.  Trains may terminate/originate at intermediate locations.
5.51 Sandringham line: Major delays (a trespasser in the South Yarra – Prahran area).
- 5.58  clearing.  trains may terminate/originate at intermediate locations.
8.29 Upfield line: Major delays (an external power fault in the Royal Park – Brunswick area). Trains may terminate/originate at intermediate locations.
- 8.56  clearing. trains may terminate/originate at intermediate locations.
13.19  Belgrave line: Major delays (an equipment fault in the Upper Ferntree Gully area).
13.50 to 15.00 Mernda/Hurstbridge lines: Buses to replace trains Parliament - Clifton Hill (a person hit by a train). Buses ordered, ETA 60 min. Trains operate Clifton Hill - Mernda/Heidelberg. Consider alternative transport.
- 15.17 Buses operating, adding 45 min.
- 18.09 Trains resume. First trains: 17.47 Mernda; 17.59 Heidelberg; 17.08 ex Mernda; 17.30 ex Heidelberg.
- 18.19 Once it became apparent that investigations were going to be protracted and the line closure was going to extend through most of the peak period, info to this effect in the alert details would have been helpful.