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Poor service from Metro Trains Melbourne

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

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

Thursday 13 March 2014 08:21 AM
Viewed 811 times, 81 times this year)

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

Thursday 13 March 2014 08:17 AM
Viewed 1159 times
(3 times this month, 126 times this year)

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

Thursday 23 January 2014 08:35 AM
Viewed 733 times
(10 times this month, 69 times this year)

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

Saturday 18 January 2014 08:26 AM
Viewed 789 times
(10 times this month, 69 times this year)

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

Monday 13 January 2014 08:34 AM
Viewed 949 times
(10 times this month, 96 times this year)

Not going to fit on this crush loaded Siemens train

Monday 13 January 2014 08:34 AM
Viewed 1238 times
(15 times this month, 122 times this year)

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

Monday 23 December 2013 08:16 AM
Viewed 850 times
(9 times this month, 70 times this year)

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

Sunday 20 October 2013 21:10 PM
Viewed 1121 times
(1 time this month, 114 times this year)

Crowds start to build at Royal Park after the previous Upfield train was altered to run express

Saturday 27 April 2013 17:10 PM
Viewed 968 times
(3 times this month, 71 times this year)

Zoo patrons at Royal Park need to wait another 20 minutes for the next train to the city

Waiting because the last train skipped the stop, because Metro needs to keep their on time running stats up

Saturday 27 April 2013 17:09 PM
Viewed 871 times, 77 times this year)

Up Upfield train runs express through Royal Park because Metro needs to keep their on time running stats up

And they are happy to screw over every passenger waiting along the way

Saturday 27 April 2013 16:51 PM
Viewed 849 times
(4 times this month, 82 times this year)

Not going to fit on this City Loop train at North Melbourne

Tuesday 20 November 2012 08:28 AM
Viewed 938 times, 89 times this year)

Sign at the waiting room entrance - 'Diggers Rest station closed due to staff shortage'

Thursday 8 November 2012 16:52 PM
Viewed 1988 times
(6 times this month, 215 times this year)

'More staff at more stations' - Metro Trains caught with their pants on fire

In reality Metro seems quite happy to remove station staff: http://railgallery.wongm.com/melbourne-stations/E117_1538.jpg.html

Friday 2 November 2012 17:42 PM
Viewed 1152 times
(1 time this month, 107 times this year)

Not going to fit!

Crush loaded Comeng train at Melbourne Central station during afternoon peak

Monday 24 September 2012 17:51 PM
Viewed 895 times
(2 times this month, 83 times this year)

Whiteboard outside the station - one train is 6 minutes late and the next one cancelled

At least the station hosts didn't write 'Have a nice day'!

Thursday 6 September 2012 08:37 AM
Viewed 1544 times
(4 times this month, 107 times this year)

Peak hour crowds pack aboard a Hitachi train

Monday 4 June 2012 18:03 PM
Viewed 1171 times
(3 times this month, 78 times this year)

More confused passengers with the Northern Loop out of action, this time at Parliament station

Announcements that trains were not running towards North Melbourne were being made every few minutes, yet a dozen or so people just sat there waiting for a train that will never come.

Monday 4 June 2012 18:03 PM
Viewed 1171 times
(3 times this month, 71 times this year)

With the Northern Loop out of action, confused passengers ask Metro staff for help at Flagstaff station

Monday 4 June 2012 17:53 PM
Viewed 1031 times
(2 times this month, 63 times this year)

It's 6:45 pm and peak hour finished an hour ago, why are trains still crush loaded?

Thursday 22 March 2012 18:45 PM
Viewed 1260 times, 71 times this year)

Platform 1 at North Melbourne packed with passengers for the next City Loop bound service

Tuesday 24 January 2012 08:49 AM
Viewed 1137 times
(2 times this month, 78 times this year)

North Melbourne platform 6 packed with passengers for the next Werribee bound service

Monday 23 January 2012 18:02 PM
Viewed 1070 times
(1 time this month, 78 times this year)

A crush loaded Siemens train struggles to unload passengers with just two doors per carriage

Friday 18 March 2011 08:54 AM
Viewed 1388 times
(1 time this month, 73 times this year)
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Viewed 4119 times (1 time this week, 24 times this month, 361 times this year)