If you refer to the work being undertaken for Clifton Hill and about electrical work near Jolimont there is advice hereThe news report is stating trains every 6.5 minutes but the line where I am is already at capacity and the trains are already full as you get between Heidelberg and Clifton Hill.Well after nearly 3 years, are we any closer to knowing if anything at all is planned yet? Or is it another announcement with no follow up?
There is also mention of the upgrade at Clifton Hill Junction which would mean what?
about the electrical tie-in station and here about track and signalling upgrade work at Clifton Hill and stabling facilities near Vic Park. The line is closed this weekend for more of this work.
The big news is I think they’ve painted the edge of the platform at Clifton Hill in recent activity, at least I hadn’t noticed it before this week.
At the start of this thread in 2018, and as recently in the February 2021 in this press statement from the Premier a headway of seven minutes from Greensborough and ten minutes from Eltham and Monty was mentioned.
Danielle Green (Labor state MP for Yan Yean) issued a similar press statement in October reiterating that (peak?) trains would run "every six-and-a-half minutes at Greensborough, every 10 minutes at Eltham and Montmorency, and every 20 minutes at Hurstbridge, Diamond Creek and Wattle Glen”. In other words, half the Eltham up trains start at Hursty.
In an hour if Hursty supplies 3 (currently 2), Eltham another 3 (currently 4) for the “every 10 minutes at Eltham and Montmorency” then Greensborough must be the origin of another 3 to constitute the "every six-and-a-half minutes” service from Greensborough - or 9 per hour. This isn’t much increase in service unless this will be the pattern all day which I find hard to believe. Currently Greensborough sees 7 up trains from 6am to 7am, and 9 up trains from 7am to 8 am (2 originating from 6am-7am and 3 from 7am-8am), reducing to three per hour in the off-peak - a Saturday timetable.