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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
Viewed 537 times
(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 104 times this year)

Up Sunbury service still arriving at Footscray 2 minutes early

30 December 2014 08:40 AM
Viewed 418 times
(3 times this month, 79 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 2560 times
(5 times this week, 24 times this month, 522 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 496 times
(4 times this month, 87 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 603 times
(1 time this month, 74 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 745 times
(4 times this month, 179 times this year)

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

13 September 2014 20:19 PM
Viewed 436 times
(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 109 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 801 times
(9 times this month, 119 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 496 times
(7 times this month, 92 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 563 times
(4 times this month, 68 times this year)

Crowded Northern Group platform at Flagstaff station in evening peak

28 April 2014 17:54 PM
Viewed 519 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 91 times this year)

Overcrowded Northern Group train at Flagstaff station in evening peak

28 April 2014 17:54 PM
Viewed 559 times
(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 121 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 644 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 101 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 696 times
(3 times this month, 109 times this year)

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

14 March 2014 08:37 AM
Viewed 635 times
(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 104 times this year)

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

13 March 2014 08:21 AM
Viewed 542 times
(14 times this month, 101 times this year)

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

13 March 2014 08:17 AM
Viewed 843 times
(1 time this week, 8 times this month, 122 times this year)

A late running Craigieburn train altered to run express North Melbourne to Essendon, due to the next Craigieburn train being right behind it

3 March 2014 17:39 PM
Viewed 1004 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 170 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 557 times
(3 times this month, 111 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 614 times
(3 times this month, 88 times this year)

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

13 January 2014 08:34 AM
Viewed 686 times
(2 times this week, 9 times this month, 157 times this year)

Not going to fit on this crush loaded Siemens train

13 January 2014 08:34 AM
Viewed 865 times
(1 time this week, 9 times this month, 150 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 643 times
(1 time this week, 8 times this month, 103 times this year)

28 minutes until the next Upfield train on a dark platform at Coburg

20 October 2013 21:10 PM
Viewed 759 times
(1 time this week, 14 times this month, 141 times this year)
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Viewed 3165 times (7 times this week, 38 times this month, 734 times this year)