PT Problem of the Day: Trains packed on weekends

May 1st, 2011 (PT Problem of the Day)

POTD: Weekend train overcrowding

As Melbourne gets busier, overcrowding is increasingly occurring at non-peak times. This train to Pakenham was leaving Flinders Street on a recent Sunday afternoon. It wasn’t full of football fans or racegoers, but people heading home from visiting the CBD.

Why should people wait 20-40 minutes for a train, then have to stand for long distances, when there are plenty of trains sitting unused in stabling yards?

The PTUA would like to see trains every 10 minutes, 7 days-a-week until late – just like a real “Metro”.

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