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Poor service from Metro Trains Melbourne

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

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 583 times
(1 time this week, 7 times this month, 57 times this year)

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

13 January 2014 08:34 AM
Viewed 600 times
(6 times this week, 11 times this month, 71 times this year)

Not going to fit on this crush loaded Siemens train

13 January 2014 08:34 AM
Viewed 786 times
(4 times this week, 11 times this month, 71 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 597 times
(2 times this week, 6 times this month, 57 times this year)

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

20 October 2013 21:10 PM
Viewed 676 times
(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 58 times this year)

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

27 April 2013 17:10 PM
Viewed 754 times
(2 times this week, 5 times this month, 41 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

27 April 2013 17:09 PM
Viewed 615 times
(1 time this week, 6 times this month, 39 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

27 April 2013 16:51 PM
Viewed 589 times
(2 times this week, 7 times this month, 43 times this year)

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

20 November 2012 08:28 AM
Viewed 669 times
(3 times this week, 11 times this month, 50 times this year)

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

8 November 2012 16:52 PM
Viewed 1226 times
(2 times this week, 13 times this month, 80 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

2 November 2012 17:42 PM
Viewed 838 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 41 times this year)

Not going to fit!

Crush loaded Comeng train at Melbourne Central station during afternoon peak

24 September 2012 17:51 PM
Viewed 648 times
(4 times this week, 5 times this month, 43 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'!

6 September 2012 08:37 AM
Viewed 1140 times
(4 times this week, 7 times this month, 82 times this year)

Peak hour crowds pack aboard a Hitachi train

4 June 2012 18:03 PM
Viewed 902 times
(3 times this week, 12 times this month, 61 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.

4 June 2012 18:03 PM
Viewed 914 times
(2 times this week, 9 times this month, 59 times this year)

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

4 June 2012 17:53 PM
Viewed 808 times
(1 time this week, 6 times this month, 43 times this year)

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

22 March 2012 18:45 PM
Viewed 1007 times
(1 time this week, 6 times this month, 58 times this year)

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

24 January 2012 08:49 AM
Viewed 801 times
(5 times this week, 27 times this month, 108 times this year)

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

23 January 2012 18:02 PM
Viewed 805 times
(2 times this week, 10 times this month, 68 times this year)

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

18 March 2011 08:54 AM
Viewed 1154 times
(2 times this week, 8 times this month, 46 times this year)

Crowd of passengers abandoning the platform at Yarraville, after an announcement that no trains were running

27 July 2010 08:29 AM
Viewed 1212 times
(1 time this week, 28 times this month, 94 times this year)

Passengers wander around confused at Footscray, no trains running after the overhead failed at Southern Cross a few hours earlier

27 July 2010 08:14 AM
Viewed 867 times
(1 time this week, 8 times this month, 59 times this year)

Crowds of passengers after a suburban train on platform 1 was stopped in the platform for a sick passenger

4 May 2010 08:35 AM
Viewed 797 times
(1 time this week, 7 times this month, 56 times this year)

Just a small crowd at Southern Cross platform 9/10 - a pair of escalators have no hope of handling the number of passengers the old ramps did

20 April 2010 08:30 AM
Viewed 1248 times
(3 times this week, 23 times this month, 87 times this year)
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