PT Problem of the Day: Which day did train replacements start? Thursday, yesterday or today?

Confusing advertising about RRL works

It’s no secret that the Sydenham, Ballarat and Bendigo lines will be interrupted for major rail works for two weeks. But the information about it is unclear.

This ad from Metro in Thursday’s MX quotes three different dates for the start of the works — Thursday 30 June, Friday 1 July and Saturday 2 July.

Many passengers assumed it meant trains would not run yesterday, but (as far as we can gather from information provided by Metlink) it’s actually from today that bus replacement services run.

We can only hope that information on the ground is clearer to passengers on Monday morning.

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