Melbourne Suburban Disruptions (Since Metro Introduction)

 
  potatoinmymouth Chief Commissioner

Whatever you do, don’t let the guvmint force that urban renewal stuff on you!

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  max_thum Station Master

Location: Melbourne, Victoria
https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/we-ll-all-go-bust-reservoir-traders-to-stop-trains-over-rail-works-20190819-p52igs.html
Traders in Resevoir are threatening to block trains on the Mernda line this afternoon to protest road closures.
lkernan
They better have good lawyers, I do hope Public Transport Victoria fines them for trespassing, obstruction/interference to the network.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
If the traders are dumb enough to block the railway, they will be ensuring that the disruption will last for longer. Get out of the way, shut the hell up, and let the job get done as quickly as possible.
  potatoinmymouth Chief Commissioner

No need to fine them, they made fools enough of themselves. Cops were there within minutes and trains delayed less than 10 minutes. Hilarious.
  Heihachi_73 Chief Commissioner

Location: Terminating at Ringwood
Why did the driver not crawl the train through the crossing at 5 km/h while holding down the horn like they do in India? Or is it against regulation to proceed with green over red if a bunch of inbreds deliberately hold up a train? Intentionally blocking tracks should be considered a criminal offense under "interfering or tampering with railway property", protest or not. Unless of course Victoria is so special that we don't have such a law, as it seems perfectly legal for protesters to block trams without getting fined tens of thousands too.
  712M Chief Commissioner

Huge bustitution coming up over the 31 August-1 September weekend. No Metro trains will run through the City Loop, Southern Cross, North Melbourne or South Yarra. Buses will operate from the city out to Williamstown, Sunshine, Essendon, Upfield, Caulfield and Elsternwick. The Burnley and Clifton Hill groups will continue to run however direct to/from Flinders Street only.

In terms of bus usage this shutdown will rival some of the weekday bustitutions in size.
  Lockie91 Train Controller

One of the biggest shutdowns ever. PTV and METRO are dragging their feet with the information though.

Busses replace services from City Loop stations. With the east coming from Parliament and the North from Flagstaff. Zero information as to how you are meant to get to these city loop stations as the entire city loop is out.

Bus frequency information only got released today. No maps or additional information as to how this is all going to work. Just over a week out. Very poor effort.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
  Carnot Chief Commissioner

Dramas on the Werribee line this morning with apparently a broken rail near Williams Landing.

Combine that with bustitution woes on the closed Sunbury line and the Western Suburbs aren't much fun atm:
  Maximas Station Master

Location: Geelong
Can confirm the western suburbs were fun if travelling in from Laverton, an express service from the city turned around and I had a whole carriage to myself at about 10:30 this morning. Metro were basically forced to run the Laverton to Werribee section on a 40 min frequency due to the line effectively being singled.

How come it was decided to shut down the regional path into the city from Sunshine at the same time as the metro? My girlfriend arrived at Sunshine at about 7:35 and got into SC about an hour and a half later, nightmare
  TOQ-1 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Power Trainger
Can confirm the western suburbs were fun if travelling in from Laverton, an express service from the city turned around and I had a whole carriage to myself at about 10:30 this morning. Metro were basically forced to run the Laverton to Werribee section on a 40 min frequency due to the line effectively being singled.

How come it was decided to shut down the regional path into the city from Sunshine at the same time as the metro? My girlfriend arrived at Sunshine at about 7:35 and got into SC about an hour and a half later, nightmare
Maximas
Works going on between Middle Footscray and Footscray to install a new Turnback for Footscray. Required occupation of all the lines to get it in.

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