Fw: Sun.7.7.24 daily digest, austerity issue
  Roderick Smith

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Roderick

Sun.7.7.24 Metro X
Buses replace trains Clifton Hill - Mernda until the last train (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
- 14.17 Lilydale line: Major delays (vandalism in the Ringwood East  – Mooroolbark area).  Trains may terminate/originate at intermediate locations, or may be altered.
- 14.51 clearing.
- Great, just when the line had just reopened.
- The new Ringwood East station will be opened for passengers from the first train of Monday 8 July.  Works will continue around the station precinct over the coming months to complete all station facilities.

https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/opening-of-new-sydney-metro-line-just-weeks-away/ar-BB1pxw8u

https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/shortages-of-bus-drivers-before-sydney-train-line-shuts-down/vi-BB1puzqX

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/opening-date-revealed-for-sydney-s-mega-metro-rail-line-under-harbour-20240707-p5jrnd.html

https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/new-protective-screen-rollout-will-keep-bus-drivers-safe-from-scumbags/news-story/62fcdfe2198f9b2ad42bb0943b29a49d