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Metro Bingo :-(

Given the Flemington/Showgrounds line isn’t running this morning, and the Stony Point line has planned bustitution, I’m going to go ahead and declare that we have Metro Bingo this morning due to the storms.

Metro Bingo :-(

And no, it’s not much better on many of the roads.

Road conditions

Good luck to everybody (myself included, shortly) trying to get to work this morning.

PS. My trip in wasn’t too bad. Although the train was running about 30 minutes late, I had only waited a few minutes for it. It was crowded but not packed.

Judging from the re-tweets/favourite reactions to this, I’m not the only one who thinks huge umbrellas aren’t a great thing on busy streets:

The train journey home was actually less smooth. Our train broke down at Richmond and was taken out of service.

And a reminder: in times of train troubles, it pays to know your alternative routes. Connecting from another line via bus or tram is possible from almost all stations, and, particularly if you’re there when the disruption starts, is generally faster than waiting for hastily-organised replacement buses to arrive. Check this excellent web site: Alternative Metro Travel Options

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

6 replies on “Metro Bingo :-(”

On the Sandy line, I managed to get as far as Richmond station this morning without a problem. I decided to walk to the city (25 minutes to the office via MCG and Fitzroy gardens) since an announcement indicated delays to “Flinders” (I thought the Stony Point line was running OK?).
Goo luck to everyone else playing Metro Bingo !

It is more common for the Stoney Point line to be the one one that is suspended.

But twice in recent times, Stoney point was the only line still operating normally. What a contrast.

Sorry, I was going by the Metro status board only.

I forget what the previous event was when we also had the board saying Stony Point line was the only one operating normally in recent week(s). But again, I am going by what is shown on the Metro status board there too.

Alarm went off at 7.30am, rolled over and went back to sleep. Had a headache any way. Turned down an interview for Monday as I knew the trains would be running properly.

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