Fw: Mon.22.4.24 daily digest , austerity issue
  Roderick Smith

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Mon.22.4.24 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.
5.03 Lilydale, Belgrave, Alamein & Glen Waverley lines: Delays up to 60 min clearing after a track fault in the Richmond area.
- 5.30 Delays up to 25 min, clearing.
15.10 Pakenham line: Major delays (an equipment fault in the Hallam area).  Trains may be altered.
- 17.05 Trains may terminate/originate at Dandenong. Buses will supplement some services between Dandenong and Pakenham.
- 18.18 Worst train system!! How many times a year do you have equipment faults ! This happens way too often!
18.01 Craigieburn line: Major delays (an equipment fault in the Oak Park - Pascoe Vale area affecting Gaffney Street level crossing). Trains may be held.
- 18.05 Perfect weather today too! Oh boy! Be lots of tooting at people waiting for the booms to open at Gaffo then.
- 18.16 thanks for the comms. Can you turn on the aircon at least? It's getting warm...currently stuck at Strathmore.
- 18.31 does anyone In management inspect the work conducted by contractors because despite all the maintenance work, this happens at least three to four times a year at this level crossing.
- 18.32  clearing.
18.31 Why was the 18.31 Sydenham Watergardens cancelled?
- The 18.29 ex Flinders St was cancelled after a police action in the Footscray – South Kensington area.
Lilydale/Belgrave/Alamein lines: Buses replace trains Parliament - Camberwell from 20.30 until the last train (maintenance and renewal works).  https://tinyurl.com/4846mk86
Buses replace trains Richmond - Glen Waverley from 20.30 until the last train (maintenance and renewal works). https://tinyurl.com/5amfzb2m
Trains operate as a shuttle Caulfield - Pakenham/Cranbourne from 21.00 until the last train (maintenance and renewal works).  Change at Caulfield from/to a Frankston train.

Heading to the Anzac Day Dawn Service at the Shrine in Melbourne?   We're running extra early morning train & tram services, or you can catch a free shuttle bus from select locations around Melbourne.  Book a free seat on the bus at https://bit.ly/3vY7Inn

Learn about accessibility access and areas on trains, trams, buses, & taxis. Join us at Southern Cross Station, Thurs, 9 May for a Try Before You Ride event anytime from 10am. The event concludes at 2pm.  Register for free at www.eventbrite.com.au/e/try-before-you-ride-event-tickets-826077739757

rails https://youtu.be/Nteyw40i9So

Locomotive adhesion: https://youtu.be/nGhBHrr5CYQ

Rails https://youtu.be/zqmOSMAtadc