Fw: Fri.9.2.24 daily digest, austerity issue
  Roderick Smith

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Subject: Fri.9.2.24 daily digest, austerity issue


Fri.9.2.24 MetroX
Public transport disruptions continue into December, January and February.  Check before you travel at https://bit.ly/2JeTzJJ.
Frankston line: 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.
Buses replace trains on sections of the Belgrave line until April (works).
5.05 Lilydale/Belgrave lines:  Major delays (overhead works near Ringwood). Trains may be altered or cancelled.  Buses may supplement trains.
- 5.27 clearing.
11.18 Pakenhanm/Cranbourne lines: Major delays (police  attending to a trespasser near Clayton). Trains may be held at or between stations for an extended period. Trains may be altered or cancelled.
- 11.48 I'm on the VLine stuck at Clayton. Two men being arrested, train likely terminating.
- 12.01 clearing.
- 12.02 How’s everything now?
- 12.05 Trains are back on.
- 12.13 Lower the myiki fares; this is the second time for major delays in the past week on this line.
15.32 Sunbury line : Major delays (a trespasser in the Tottenham area). Trains may terminate/originate at intermediate stations.
- 15.40 clearing.
17.20 What about the Glen Waverley line; we have been waiting for 40minutes at Southern Cross station..minor delays I think is rubbish.
- 17.23 Every Friday... any updates?
- 17.24 The 16.53 operated via SC. The 17.06 ran direct after a trespasser (a message was posted to our website/app re this alteration). The 17.18 has just left SC.
Pakenham/Cranbourne lines: Buses replace trains on sections from 20.30 until the last train of Sun 11 Feb (works).
Sunbury line: Buses replace trains North Melbourne - Sunshine from 22.00 until the last train of Sun 11 Feb (works).
Frankston line: Buses replace trains city - Caulfield from 23.30 until 5.30 Sat 10 Feb (works).  Because of an ongoing police action in the Flinders St Station area, replacement buses will operate to/from Federation Square at Russell St.




https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/major-incident-unfolding-near-flinders-street-station-20240209-p5f3uh.html [trams across Princes bridge were halted]