PT Problem of the Day: South Yarra station packed

POTD: Crowding at South Yarra

Weekday peak-hour at South Yarra station. Queues of people heading in and out have to wait to get through just a handful of fare gates. Despite strong patronage growth in the last ten years, nothing has been done to expand the entrance, in fact a bypass gate takes the space that could be used by one or more extra fare gates. One consolation: each gate is set to one direction, to prevent total gridlock.

It’s just another example of poor public transport planning, which is why we need a central Public Transport Authority, staffed by expert planners, to better co-ordinate and manage our public transport.

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