Best Carriage for station exits

 
  bomberswarm2 Junior Train Controller

We need a list for best exits. For example, if you want to get off at Yarraville down, the best carriage is first. However, if you want to get off at Spotswood down, the best exit is the 5th carriage. Is there a list of best posistions for exiting?

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  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
And here I was thinking todays Gunzels would want to linger on a platform as long as possible, not be wanting to know the quickest way out!
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Flinders street would be first, last or middle carriages. As it has exits at either end and the Degraves underpass. Smile
wxtre

The two cars at the east end at Flinders Street will not be the quickest as they end up well east of the escalators. I fact the four west end cars are those best served for any of the three exits there.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Glenferrie:

Outbound:
P3 - Middle door of 4th car
P2 - Last door of 4th car

Inbound:
P2 - First door of 3rd car
P1 - Middle door of 4th car
  Madjikthise Deputy Commissioner

Are you one of those people that queue up to get in at the one door where everyone is getting off, while there are 17 other doors available with no waiting?
  Camster Chief Commissioner

Location: Geelong
The network is actually quite well designed, with the position of the exits staggered in different positions along a line.

On the Cranbourne line, provided you are sure that the train will be pulling into the deadend siding, then front carriage (heading home).
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Are you one of those people that queue up to get in at the one door where everyone is getting off, while there are 17 other doors available with no waiting?
Madjikthise

If everyone was getting off at the door I use (sometimes I walk down the platform), I would be, but since that's not the case, no.
  Heihachi_73 Chief Commissioner

Location: Terminating at Ringwood
It doesn't help that stations still only have one exit and people are directed to and from these points like sheep. Blackburn station during peak is ridiculous; whenever a packed train stops there, roughly two Myki readers are used out of the ten or more that are on the the three platforms (no-one ever thinks to walk through the platform 1+2 exit and touch off on platform 3 where both the car park and a few buses are located).

Lilydale: 6th car (the down end exit is still closed from public use)
Mooroolbark: 3rd or 4th car
Croydon: 3rd or 4th car
Ringwood East: 2nd car (up); 5th car (down)
Ringwood: 2nd or 4th car (platform 1, because it lacks an exit near the ramp, and there is a useless Red Engine kiosk wasting space on the up end of the waiting area, which also lacks access to platform 1); 3rd car (up, platform 2); 4th car (down, both platforms 2 and 3)
Heatherdale: 6th car (up); 1st car (down)
Mitcham: 5th car (up); 2nd car (down); either way, it takes forever to exit due to the station design, and lack of direct access to Mitcham Rd despite the ramps going right up to the footpath on the side of the road.
Nunawading: 6th car (up); 1st car (down)
Blackburn: 3rd or 4th car
Laburnum: 3rd or 4th car
Box Hill: 3rd or 4th car (near escalators); 2nd car (up, lift access); 5th car (down, lift access); needless to say, wheelchairs on down services are "conveniently" placed a country mile from the one and only exit point (the lift). This station, and the oh-so-not-DDA-compliant bus interchange, needs to be completely ripped out of the shopping centre and started again from scratch. Time to bulldoze the eyesore of derelict-looking shops between Box Hill Central and Whitehorse Rd (as they did with Eastland) and turn this into the bus interchange. Not the Whitehorse Plaza side where Coles is located, but the eastern-most block where the banks are all lined up in a row (with a TAB conveniently placed on the corner next to the street of ATMs, of which at least one Commonwealth ATM allows you to withdraw $50 and $100 notes rather than the regular $20 and $50, if the printed sheet of A4 paper on the side is to be believed).
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
The network is actually quite well designed, with the position of the exits staggered in different positions along a line.

Camster

Is that design or accident?  Twisted Evil
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
One assumes that this thread is started and continued by people who can't walk 50 metres without difficulty. They would be the same people whom one sees circlulating around two parking lanes near the shopping centre door, when there's plenty of space 50 metres away.
A little walking is actually good for you.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
One assumes that this thread is started and continued by people who can't walk 50 metres without difficulty. They would be the same people whom one sees circlulating around two parking lanes near the shopping centre door, when there's plenty of space 50 metres away.
A little walking is actually good for you.
Valvegear

You'd probably have to walk regardless like I do to reach the doors I posted above.
  Chidda Bang Locomotive Driver

Location: Banned
Outer Pakenham line:

HALLAM - car 1
NARRE WARREN - car 6
BERWICK - car 6
BEACONSFIELD - car 6
OFFICER - car 6
CARDINIA ROAD - car 1
PAKENHAM - car 6

Protip is that on peak services, seats do not usually become available in the rear carriages until after Beaconsfield. But if you can stomach a walk, you can get a seat before Dandenong toward the front of the train.

You can notice on this line that passing through CBD stations, car 6 is often the busiest carriage on the train in the PM peak, for this reason.
  ZH836301 Chief Commissioner

Location: BleakCity
The locals at Ginifer reckon the northern carriage is best - just jump straight off the platform.
  Gauntlet Chief Commissioner

Location:
I remember one morning when I took my bike on the train to Southern Cross.
I let everyone else off first and then the queue for the escalators went past the train doorway so I couldn't get off - I had to use a door further away from the escalators.

To be one of the first ones up the escalators at Southern Cross used these doors -

9 - middle door of last carriage
10 - middle door of 3rd carriage
11&12 - middle of 2nd carriage
13&14 - end of 2nd or 3rd carriage
  712M Chief Commissioner

Always funny to see AM peak Sandringham services running at crush load one the first two carriages of the train yet the rear carriage being nearly empty. It's quite a walk from the last carriage of a Sandringham train if you arrive on platform 13 at Flinders Street and you need to get to the Southbank/Elizabeth Street exits. It puzzles me that they didn't extend platform 13 out into daylight to align with platforms 3-9 before the pointless bar began construction.
  Madjikthise Deputy Commissioner

Alcohol sales is good tax revenue, public transport fares not so much.
(He says in jest but wouldn't be surprised if that was the reason for the decision.)
  X'Trapolis-904M Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Kensington first back M Car, last door
  Gauntlet Chief Commissioner

Location:
Melbourne Central
for escalators to Swanston St
p3&4 1st or 2nd door of 4th carriage (train heading to Flagstaff)
p1&2 2nd or 3rd door of 3rd carriage (train heading to Parliament)

Flinders Street
p2 middle door of second carriage for Elizabeth St
p2 middle door of last carriage for escalators
p3 3rd door of 4th carriage (weekends & afternoon)
or 1st door of 3rd carriage (am. weekday)
  msheldrick Station Staff

Hurstbridge

  • Down Platform 1, Second Carriage




Eltham

  • Down Platform 1, First Carriage

  • Up Platform 2, Fourth Carriage



Greensborough

  • Up Platform 1, First Carriage

  • Down Platform 2, Fourth Carriage



Heidelberg

  • Up Platform 1, Third Carriage

  • Down Platform 2, Fourth Carriage

  torrens5022 Junior Train Controller

This post is funny........  
Imagine if we had one in the Adelaide section, most of our services are operated by 2 car sets,  though some services still are operated by one (3000 class) railcar,
Does Melbourne still use 3 car trains interpeak?
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
From memory 3-car sets are used on interpeak Alamein-Camberwell shuttles, but that's it.
  Plan B Junior Train Controller

Seen an evening Ringwood three car set recently.  Also I seem to remember seeing a three car Williamstown shuttle on the weekend a few weeks ago at Newport. They sneaked it in before the Werribee train that was running 5 minutes late - meaning all the Williamstown passengers missed the connection!
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
This post is funny........  
Imagine if we had one in the Adelaide section, most of our services are operated by 2 car sets,  though some services still are operated by one (3000 class) railcar,
"torrens5022"


I agree, anyone would think some will die if they have to walk an extra few metres!

Best door for a Grange Adelaide metro service would be either the front or the back door! Laughing
  trainbrain Chief Commissioner

too much free time on peoples plate............
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Another school holiday special I suppose. Just a few more days

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