Buses replacing trams on Route 109: Sunday, 24 January 2010

 
  fullofrubbish Assistant Commissioner

Location: Brunswick
http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/news/service-alterations/metropolitan-trams/buses-replacing-trams-on-route-109-sunday-24-january-201

With the new curves that were put in at Collins & Spring Street late last year, I wonder if Yarra Trams considered diverting the 109 along Bridge Rd for this day or is just easier with the buses?

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  heisdeadjim Chief Commissioner

109 down Bridge Road  Question

Oh, snap, I get it now. Turn left off the bridge, run along the 48 route then turn left at Alburqueque Smile
  GORT-KLAATU Train Controller

Pardon my interruption to this thread, but you see im for the next two weeks i plan on travelling to work on the Route 96 Tram on Bourke Street and I would really appreciate if someone who is familiar with that Route could please inform me if or how crowded is this Tram Route 86, 95 and 96 in the morning between 8-9AM Mon-Fri, please Question

Much appreciated. Thanks.
  heisdeadjim Chief Commissioner

It's probably Yarra's most patronised.

Maybe 109 could beg to differ.

You'll get the yellow bumblebee trams up Bourke Street. There's enough to grab and go, but during AM peak don't expect a seat :p
  GORT-KLAATU Train Controller

It's probably Yarra's most patronised.

Maybe 109 could beg to differ.

You'll get the yellow bumblebee trams up Bourke Street. There's enough to grab and go, but during AM peak don't expect a seat :p
"heisdeadjim"


Any other alternatives? I had a look but most would require me to add more minutes crucial minutes to my travel time. I suppose it would be better to walk along Bourke Street than perhaps in the AM peak QuestionLaughing
  scrat Assistant Commissioner

Location: Fitzroy North
GORT-KLAATU, where are you travelling to and from? There may be an alternatives. However, although the 96 is one of if not the most patronised line on the network, it is run almost exclusively with large lowfloor 5 section trams, so there may not be a lot of space or a seat, but you will be able to board them.

Liam.
  GORT-KLAATU Train Controller

GORT-KLAATU, where are you travelling to and from? There may be an alternatives. However, although the 96 is one of if not the most patronised line on the network, it is run almost exclusively with large lowfloor 5 section trams, so there may not be a lot of space or a seat, but you will be able to board them.

Liam.
"scrat"


Thanks. I am travelling from Southern Cross and need to travel roughly to the corner of Exhibition and Bourke Streets for a new part time job im starting in two weeks. But if your confident that i should be able to board the 96, then it should be fine. I dont need to seat as long as i can get on its fine  Wink

Much appreciated.
  The Met Chief Commissioner

Location: 37.55-S /145.01-E
From Southern Cross, there is also Route 86 tram that originates from Waterfront City - this will take you to where you need to get to, run slightly less frequently (but enough trams to suit), and you may have a chance of finding a seat.

Route 95 is a shorter Route 96 run during peak to assist in capacity. I am unsure if it runs in the morning. It will also get you to Exhibition Street from Southern Cross.

Both trams depart from the Superstop on Bourke Street near Southern Cross.

I highly recommend using http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au for finding information on timetables, and using the Journey Planner which might find you a better route into the city (perhaps a bus?)

Also: take a look at http://www.yarratrams.com.au for more info on Melbourne's tram network.

Regards,
The Met.
  connexwest Deputy Commissioner

Location: Waiting for the World's Biggest Divvy Van
The 95 only runs during the lunch time peak; with the first tram around midday, 1230 coming from Preston Depot.

The 86 is as frequent as the 96- the only issue is when there's delays and that's when you get "bunching".

Hence; if you see that occur; wait for the third or fourth tram and I can assure you that it'll be empty.
  GORT-KLAATU Train Controller

From Southern Cross, there is also Route 86 tram that originates from Waterfront City - this will take you to where you need to get to, run slightly less frequently (but enough trams to suit), and you may have a chance of finding a seat.

Route 95 is a shorter Route 96 run during peak to assist in capacity. I am unsure if it runs in the morning. It will also get you to Exhibition Street from Southern Cross.

Both trams depart from the Superstop on Bourke Street near Southern Cross.

I highly recommend using http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au for finding information on timetables, and using the Journey Planner which might find you a better route into the city (perhaps a bus?)

Also: take a look at http://www.yarratrams.com.au for more info on Melbourne's tram network.

Regards,
The Met.
"The Met"


Thanks, needed this. Much appreciated. Cheers.
  MelbourneCity Chief Commissioner

Next weekend Riversdale Road will be closed between Elgar and Warrigal Roads. Metlink advises that route 70 trams will "divert" from Camberwell Junction along Camberwell Road, Toorak Road and Burwood Highway. They will terminate at either Gilmour Street (Burwood) or Middleborough Road (East Burwood).
Interesting - in the past when they've shut Riversdale Road beyond the Junction the trams have terminated at the depot. Not sure why they will run them to Burwood.
  AzN_dj Chief Commissioner

Location: Along route 69

Interesting - in the past when they've shut Riversdale Road beyond the Junction the trams have terminated at the depot
"MelbourneCity"

Does "Under New Management" suggest anything?
  connexwest Deputy Commissioner

Location: Waiting for the World's Biggest Divvy Van

Interesting - in the past when they've shut Riversdale Road beyond the Junction the trams have terminated at the depot
"MelbourneCity"

Does "Under New Management" suggest anything?
"AzN_dj"


No because in the past they have diverted 70 trams to Summers St when unplanned diversions have occurred.

If nothing else; it'll be an interesting event to see how confused people get when they get told at the depot to change to a replacement bus. I predict mass confusion
  tranzitjim Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned
The route #70 needs its own thread.

Why is this diversion going to happen?

Could this be to do with the tram/train squares along that route?
  connexwest Deputy Commissioner

Location: Waiting for the World's Biggest Divvy Van
Nothing to do with the tramway square- it's just routine maintenance.
  MelbourneCity Chief Commissioner

Nothing to do with the tramway square- it's just routine maintenance.
"connexwest"


Yesterday it looked as if they were marking out points to cut the road up for the construction of platform stops. On the way home though, I noticed marks had been sprayed along the majority of the section of track, probably at 5-10m intervals.

The track appears to be in rather poor condition, particularly on the last hill once you pass the shops at the crest. I assume they're fixing the various sections?
  Westernport Assistant Commissioner

Location: Not In Service
Yesterday it looked as if they were marking out points to cut the road up for the construction of platform stops. On the way home though, I noticed marks had been sprayed along the majority of the section of track, probably at 5-10m intervals.

The track appears to be in rather poor condition, particularly on the last hill once you pass the shops at the crest. I assume they're fixing the various sections?
"MelbourneCity"

They're only carrying out track renewal work.

I don't believe that they are installing platform stops at this stage in time. Probably not a very good idea on that stretch of Riversdale Road too.
  MelbourneCity Chief Commissioner

Yesterday it looked as if they were marking out points to cut the road up for the construction of platform stops. On the way home though, I noticed marks had been sprayed along the majority of the section of track, probably at 5-10m intervals.

The track appears to be in rather poor condition, particularly on the last hill once you pass the shops at the crest. I assume they're fixing the various sections?
"MelbourneCity"

They're only carrying out track renewal work.

I don't believe that they are installing platform stops at this stage in time. Probably not a very good idea on that stretch of Riversdale Road too.
"Westernport"


Yer, I don't think they will install platform stops - that section of the route is not only very hilly, but quite dead off peak. Though, stop 59 at Alandale Street would probably be suitable for a platform stop.
I wonder when Camberwell Junction will have platform stops built - and how they will do it!
  GORT-KLAATU Train Controller

From Southern Cross, there is also Route 86 tram that originates from Waterfront City - this will take you to where you need to get to, run slightly less frequently (but enough trams to suit), and you may have a chance of finding a seat.

Route 95 is a shorter Route 96 run during peak to assist in capacity. I am unsure if it runs in the morning. It will also get you to Exhibition Street from Southern Cross.

Both trams depart from the Superstop on Bourke Street near Southern Cross.

I highly recommend using http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au for finding information on timetables, and using the Journey Planner which might find you a better route into the city (perhaps a bus?)

Also: take a look at http://www.yarratrams.com.au for more info on Melbourne's tram network.

Regards,
The Met.
"The Met"


Thank you both fellas. Im thinking maybe i'll take a train to Parliament Station and then walk a short distance along Bourke Street.

How bad is Parliament Station in the usual morning and afternoon peak please?

Much appreciated. Thanks again fellas.
  712M Chief Commissioner

From Southern Cross, there is also Route 86 tram that originates from Waterfront City - this will take you to where you need to get to, run slightly less frequently (but enough trams to suit), and you may have a chance of finding a seat.

Route 95 is a shorter Route 96 run during peak to assist in capacity. I am unsure if it runs in the morning. It will also get you to Exhibition Street from Southern Cross.

Both trams depart from the Superstop on Bourke Street near Southern Cross.

I highly recommend using http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au for finding information on timetables, and using the Journey Planner which might find you a better route into the city (perhaps a bus?)

Also: take a look at http://www.yarratrams.com.au for more info on Melbourne's tram network.

Regards,
The Met.
"The Met"


Thank you both fellas. Im thinking maybe i'll take a train to Parliament Station and then walk a short distance along Bourke Street.

How bad is Parliament Station in the usual morning and afternoon peak please?

Much appreciated. Thanks again fellas.
"GORT-KLAATU"


Parliament is a very busy station (although not as busy as Flinders Street or Southern Cross). Just follow the signs towards Bourke Street and you should be fine. There should be no problems catching a train from Southern Cross to Parliament, just jump on any train from platform 9 (Epping, Hurstbridge, Eltham, Greensborough or City Circle). These usually aren't too crowded.
  MelbourneCity Chief Commissioner

They have placed many sections of rail on Riversdale Road in preparation for works this weekend. Much of the outbound lane has been occupied.
This morning it looked as if they were attaching rails to sleepers.

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