PT Problem of the Day: Flagstaff station is Melbourne’s only station closed on weekends

Flagstaff: closed on weekends

Flagstaff is the only Melbourne railway station that is closed on weekends.

The sign helpfully suggests using the City Circle tram to get to Melbourne Central, but this doesn’t run before 10am, or after 9pm Saturdays or 6pm Sundays.

Originally the station was open on Saturdays, but the whole Loop was closed on Sundays. In the 90s the Loop opened on Sundays, but Flagstaff completely closed on weekends.

Melbourne is a busy city now 7 days-a-week, and there are more and more residential apartment blocks in the area. The Queen Victoria Market is nearby, and the station is also adjacent to tram route 55, which passes no other CBD railway station. Does it still make sense for Flagstaff to be open only on weekdays?

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