Fw: Tues.2.4.24 daily digest, austerity issue
  Roderick Smith

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Tues.2.4.24 Metro X
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.
5.25 & 5.55 Moonee Ponds: Take extra care boarding/alighting this morning as an external power outage affecting the local area has impacted platform lighting & facilities.  Jemena is working to restore power to the local area.
5.27 Burnley: Because of flooding of the underpass, trains will run non-stop.  Travel to/from Richmond by shuttle bus.  Public-transport disruptions are happening through Autumn (infrastructure projects).
- 6.35 Trains are now stopping.
8.40 Craigieburn line: Major delays (an equipment fault in the Coolaroo area).  Trains may move at a reduced speed there.  Trains may be altered.
- 10.28 clearing.
At Pakenham we'll create activity zones under the 2.5 km elevated line, with the bright blue concrete piers indicating the active areas and the open space including exercise area, playground and a basketball court.
10.03 Werribee line: Major delays (an equipment fault in the Altona area). Trains may move at a reduced speed there.  Trains may be altered or cancelled.
- 10.13 Buses to replace trains Laverton - Altona - Newport.  Buses have been ordered.  Direct trains operate, with delays.
- 11.05 buses are in operation, adding 30 min.
- 12.08 Trains are resuming.  First trains will be: 11.46 Flinders St - Laverton; 12.16 ex Laverton.
10.59 Frankston Line: Major delays (a track fault in the Flinders St - Richmond area). Trains may be held or altered.
- 11.15 Now minor.
16.08 Belgrave line: Buses to replace trains between Ringwood and Upper Ferntree Gully (a fallen tree between Heathmont and Bayswater).  buses have been ordered, but will take over 60 min. to arrive.
- 16.29 Buses are in operation, with more enroute, adding 45 min.
- 19.35 All buses are in operation.
- 22.11 trains are resuming.
19.10 Major delays Laverton - Werribee (trespassers near Werribee).  Trains may be altered.
Mernda/Hurstbridge lines: Buses replace trains Parliament - Clifton Hill from 20.50 until the last train (maintenance works).
Sunbury/Craigieburn/Upfield/Glen Waverley lines: All trains direct to/from Flinders St from 21.00 until the last train (maintenance works).  From loop stations, take a train to Flinders St. [inbound Pak/Cran?  special city circle?]
Trains will operate as a shuttle service between Burnley and Lilydale/Belgrave from 21.00 until the last train (works).  Change at Burnley from/to a Glen Waverley train.
Public-transport disruptions are happening through Autumn (infrastructure projects).


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