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Train Cancellations on the Frankston and Sandringham lines

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August 30, 2016

The Member for Sandringham Murray Thompson questioned why Metro Trains Melbourne had not offered some of its drivers overtime to run services on Friday afternoon and Friday night trains instead of cancelling them on four consecutive Fridays in August.

Metro train trips being cancelled on a Friday afternoon or evening, until Friday 26 August include:

Frankston to Flinders Street: 6.04pm, 7.15pm

Sandringham to Flinders Street: 9.12pm

Flinders Street to Frankston:  4.34pm, 5.59pm

Flinders Street to Mordialloc:  6.31pm

Flinders Street to Sandringham 8.33pm

This means a 37 minute gap between trains for passengers travelling to stations Prahran to Sandringham inclusive.

Together with Melbourne Metro, the Victorian Government is refusing to build two new underground platforms at South Yarra.  From 2026, this will mean extra crowding on Frankston line trains between South Yarra and Caulfield as Metro trains will have to cater for some passengers using South Yarra from the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines.

Not good enough!