Fw: Sat.6.7.24 daily digest, austerity issue
  Roderick Smith


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Subject: Sat.6.7.24 daily digest, austerity issue

The GW delays: compressor trouble on one K, with a temporary fix.  The train lost its path, then regained some time by rearranging the watering location, then lost again, with trespasser delays at Flinders St on the way back to Newport.

Roderick

Sat.6.7.24 Metro X
Buses replace trains Clifton Hill - Mernda until the last train of Sun 7 Jul (maintenance and renewal works).
Frankston line: Trains will not stop at Parkdale until spring 2024 (level-crossing removal work).
Lilydale line: Trains have resumed Ringwood - Lilydale, but Ringwood East station remains closed.  A shuttle bus will operate Mooroolbark – Ringwood for Croydon and Ringwood East passengers.  The new Croydon station is to be opened in late July.  https://bit.ly/45M9XHN
10.04 Glen Waverley line: Major delays (a steam-train fault in the Mount Waverley – Darling area).  Trains may be held at platforms, or may terminate/originate at intermediate locations.
- 10.16 clearing.
- Why was there a steam train?
- A special steam train is operating on the Glen Waverley line today. For your safety, please stand behind the yellow line at stations, don't trespass on or near tracks, and always follow safety instructions from staff. Enjoy the steam show! Our friends over at Steamrail Victoria have more information.
10.23 The citybound lanes of Napier St, Footscray, are blocked between Nicholson St and Hyde St (an overheight truck struck the 4 m clearance underline bridge).  Use Barkly St or Somerville Rd.
- 10.28 Why are citybound trains stopped at Seddon?
- 10.31 Werribee/Williamstown lines: Major delays (a vehicle hit Napier St underline bridge near Footscray). Trains may be held at platforms.  Trains may terminate/originate at intermediate locations.
- 10.32 See http://metrotrains.com.au
- 10.35 clearing.
- 10.42 A friendly reminder for oversized vehicles. Please check your vehicle heights & routes *before* travelling under bridges.

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