Southern cross stn to Melbourne Central stn

 
  shunt Beginner

Location: Melbourne
Hi ....... which destination train would a person catch at southern cross station that will stop at central station (in the am on weekdays)?

And in the reverse direction (in the pm on weekdays)?

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  Bogong Chief Commissioner

Location: Essendon Aerodrome circa 1980
Different lines within the loop run in different directions and (just to add to the confusion) on weekdays they all change the direction they run in just before lunch.

Essentially it's all so complex and confusing, that unless you are already on a train that doesn't go through the loop, it's far easier to just get the Bourke St tram and then walk two blocks up Swanston St.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
There were once monitors which showed the next city loop service and also the platform.  

Have these been removed. ?
  GvhftrKijl Locomotive Driver

Location: ERD
Hi ....... which destination train would a person catch at southern cross station that will stop at central station (in the am on weekdays)?

And in the reverse direction (in the pm on weekdays)?
shunt


Southern Cross-Melbourne Central in the AM would be any Clifton Hill Group train off Platform 9 (South Morang, Hurstbridge, Eltham, Greensborough, Heidelberg, Epping)

In the reverse in the PM... can't be done.
  shunt Beginner

Location: Melbourne
Looks like its a metro train from Plat 9 Sth Cross in the AM.

..... and in the PM walk to Cnr Swanson & Bourke and take tram 86, 95, or 96 back to Sth Cross Stn.

Thanks for your replies
  AzN_dj Chief Commissioner

Location: Along route 69
No, Hurstbridge and South Morang on Weekdays always are clockwise.
From Southern Cross, take a train from Platform 9 on a weekday any time of the day.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Hi ....... which destination train would a person catch at southern cross station that will stop at central station (in the am on weekdays)?

And in the reverse direction (in the pm on weekdays)?
shunt

You can take a train from Platform 9 in the AM. To return in the PM you will have to take a tram from Bourke St.
  Contrillion Junior Train Controller

Location: Geelong, VIC
It tends to get too confusing for me. I just rock up at any station and check the PID's in the concourse for the direction I want..
  trainbrain Deputy Commissioner

why don't u walk...............
  X'Trapolis-904M Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
There were once monitors which showed the next city loop service and also the platform.

Have these been removed. ?
freightgate

no they were replaced by LED Glass ones
  xxxxlbear Token Booking Clerk

Location: Geelong
Basically, any train at Southern Cross heading to the eastern suburbs such as Lilydale/Belgrave, Alamein, Frankston, Cranbourne/Pakenham, Sangringham go through the loop after ~1200hrs weekdays and all weekend.

Otherwise, if I was standing at Southern Cross weekday AM (and I don't walk far), I would catch a train 1 stop to Nth Melbourne and change to a city bound service that's going via the city loop....or I'd catch a taxi Smile
  bramt Deputy Commissioner

I made an Android homescreen widget showing the current status of the 4 city loop lines:
City Looper
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rockgecko.cityloop
  712M Chief Commissioner

I made an Android homescreen widget showing the current status of the 4 city loop lines:
City Looper
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rockgecko.cityloop
bramt

Does that include information when a particular loop is shutdown for maintenance?
  bramt Deputy Commissioner

Does that include information when a particular loop is shutdown for maintenance?
712M


It loads the healthboard/line status when you tap on the widget.
The widget itself also shows correct line directions for public holidays.
  Peter Spyker Train Controller

Hi ....... which destination train would a person catch at southern cross station that will stop at central station (in the am on weekdays)?

And in the reverse direction (in the pm on weekdays)?
shunt


Just a point of note: it's Melbourne Central, not Central. It's named after a shopping centre. This is not a "Central" station in the classic sense of the word. It's a dumb name and it should be changed.
  trawny Train Controller

Location: Victoria
I made an Android homescreen widget showing the current status of the 4 city loop lines:
City Looper
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rockgecko.cityloop
bramt

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Clifton Hill always runs clockwise, even on weekends.

On 22 December 2013, the South Morang and Hurstbridge railway lines are now reversed it's Clifton/City Circle Loop it's 7 days a week by operating to Flinders Street before the City Loop - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_Loop


I know wikipedia isn't the best of sources but I'm 95% sure I haven't traveled anti clockwise on the Clifton hill group for a while.


So you can always get to Melbourne Central from Southern Cross via the South Morang and Hurstbridge lines.

PS: Does anyone know how to fix the quote thing to get your post separate from the quote. In the edit post box I am typing below the quote.
  ewokracing Locomotive Fireman

That's a great widget Bramt. I've put my dad onto your Rocklogger one as well. Cheers!
  chi01 Junior Train Controller

Location: Frankston Line
This post reminds me that it might be a good idea to have one direction only in the loop all the time for each group.
This will simplify travel for passengers and ensure lots of connections can be made between stations at all times of the day, rather than at particular times.

E.g Burnley and Clifton Hill Groups run clockwise, so flinders first, than southern cross, flagstaff etc ALL TIMES

E.g Northern goes nth melb, Southern cross, flinders, parliament etc

E.g Caulfield goes Richmond, Parliament, Melb Central etc.

This means there are two clockwise and two anti clockwise lines. Makes sense and evens out traffic too. Understandably some people would be annoyed and inconvenienced, e.g Caulfield line loop customers in the evening have to go to the 'long way' around the loop. But with decent marketing and information, e.g telling all Caulfield Group passengers to get the next train to Richmond and change from Platform 4, that will be the fastest way.

Also this means there is no silly 20ish minute gap in the middle of the day. This should improve the efficiency of services and allow more services to run. Alternatively as others have proposed, why not reinstate the old city circle line and run this all the time, e.g every 4-5 minutes. The wait time for a South Morang/ Hurstbridge train etc to do the loop can up to 10 to 15 minutes at times, unacceptable when requiring changes, so this may help address that.
  chi01 Junior Train Controller

Location: Frankston Line
Also I should add Richmond Station probably needs wider platforms with greater standing room and shelter the whole way on each platforms to allow such a change to occur. Especially when nearly full train loads of people are getting on and off and changing. Very good frequencies, e.g 3 minutes max peak from such stations and 5-6 minutes off peak, 10 minutes max is probably needed to avoid chaos. E.g train going to Belgrave in peak from Parliament will be carrying HEAPS of extra Frankston, Pakenham and Cranbourne passengers to change at Richmond, because getting their 'own' train from Platform 2 means it will probably take them an extra 10-15 minutes. Reduced seating and metro style carriages, maybe even 7 carriage services to reduce crowding could help. May be expensive but melbourne needs innovative thinking.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
There were recent discussions regarding the redevelopment of Richmond railway station.

I understand from press this is to include an apartment block with retail and residential development.

Will this development include platform changes discussed above ?
  bramt Deputy Commissioner

That's a great widget Bramt. I've put my dad onto your Rocklogger one as well. Cheers!
ewokracing

Thanks a lot!
Your dad is a geologist? Shocked I did not expect much crossover between that and my PT apps! Smile

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