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Poor service from Metro Trains Melbourne

Woeful service from Metro Trains Melbourne is a running joke - here are some examples.

This is a pattern - up Sunbury service arriving at Footscray 2 minutes early

31 December 2014 08:41 AM
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(1 time this week, 38 times this year)

Up Sunbury service still arriving at Footscray 2 minutes early

30 December 2014 08:40 AM
Viewed 470 times
(1 time this week, 38 times this year)

Not even 9am on Christmas morning, and the Lilydale line is already running 7 minutes late

25 December 2014 08:45 AM
Viewed 2823 times
(1 time this week, 14 times this month, 210 times this year)

Up Sunbury service arrives at Footscray 2 minutes early

A regular occurrence now that V/Line trains use the RRL tracks, but no changes were made to the suburban timetable

19 December 2014 08:41 AM
Viewed 567 times
(4 times this month, 48 times this year)

Up Sunbury train arrives two minutes early at Footscray station

Stacks of padding was once needed for suburban services between Sunshine and Footscray, but with V/Line trains now on the RRL tracks, every train runs early!

1 December 2014 08:28 AM
Viewed 657 times
(5 times this month, 39 times this year)

08.00 down Watergardens service arrives at Sunshine station five minutes early

And it can't depart early as the down Swan Hill service is sent through in front of it

17 October 2014 07:58 AM
Viewed 810 times
(1 time this month, 42 times this year)

58 minutes to the train after this one - better run!

13 September 2014 20:19 PM
Viewed 508 times
(4 times this month, 60 times this year)

Another Upfield line train altered to run express to Coburg due to late running

Running about 7 minutes late at North Melbourne, when the trains are 20 minutes apart.

14 August 2014 08:12 AM
Viewed 886 times
(2 times this month, 75 times this year)

Congestion at the west end of Flinders Street platform 10, with passengers having to squeeze through a single narrow walkway to exit

The right hand side of the ramp used to be open for public access - it is now part of the new riverside bar on platform 11

22 July 2014 09:00 AM
Viewed 793 times
(2 times this week, 6 times this month, 68 times this year)

And now City Loop trains are running again from North Melbourne, so everyone heads down to platform 3

12 June 2014 08:36 AM
Viewed 547 times
(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 41 times this year)

No City Loop trains running again from North Melbourne, so leaves platform 1 to find a Flinders Street train

12 June 2014 08:35 AM
Viewed 607 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 35 times this year)

Crowded Northern Group platform at Flagstaff station in evening peak

28 April 2014 17:54 PM
Viewed 591 times
(5 times this month, 58 times this year)

Overcrowded Northern Group train at Flagstaff station in evening peak

28 April 2014 17:54 PM
Viewed 611 times
(7 times this month, 36 times this year)

8:28 down Craigieburn train at North Melbourne - alerted to run express most of the way

Only stopping at Essendon, Glenroy, Broadmeadows and Craigieburn

28 March 2014 08:33 AM
Viewed 723 times
(1 time this week, 64 times this year)

Counter-peak Upfield train altered to run express Coburg to Gowie

With only a 20 minute service normally provided, somebody is going to be stuck waiting 40 minutes for a train!

28 March 2014 08:32 AM
Viewed 762 times
(1 time this week, 47 times this year)

Craigieburn line at Kensington station - a handful more passengers cram onboard this Comeng train

14 March 2014 08:37 AM
Viewed 707 times
(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 49 times this year)

Craigieburn line at Newmarket station - only a handful can cram onboard this Comeng train

13 March 2014 08:21 AM
Viewed 660 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 53 times this year)

Craigieburn line at Newmarket station - no hope of fitting on this train!

13 March 2014 08:17 AM
Viewed 943 times
(2 times this week, 7 times this month, 76 times this year)

Passengers left behind due to the 'summer timetable' that lasted two weeks into the normal work year

23 January 2014 08:35 AM
Viewed 606 times
(2 times this week, 2 times this month, 42 times this year)

Why was my train stopped in the platform for so long? Because it's running two minutes early!

18 January 2014 08:26 AM
Viewed 659 times
(2 times this month, 35 times this year)

This door doesn't look to have any spare space either!

13 January 2014 08:34 AM
Viewed 773 times
(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 62 times this year)

Not going to fit on this crush loaded Siemens train

13 January 2014 08:34 AM
Viewed 982 times
(2 times this week, 5 times this month, 84 times this year)

With the platform for the next City Loop train from North Melbourne unknown, passengers wait on the overhead concourse

23 December 2013 08:16 AM
Viewed 721 times
(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 53 times this year)
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Viewed 3508 times (9 times this week, 1 time this month, 298 times this year)