PT Problem of the Day: Replacement #MetroTrains buses stop a kilometre from the station

POTD: Replacement bus stops, 1km from the station

As publicised last week, a blitz of maintenance is happening on the rail network in coming months, meaning many weekend shutdowns and replacement bus services.

Regular commuter Terry sent us this picture: the replacement buses stop a kilometre from Officer station.

Admittedly there’s not much around Officer station – many people might find the stop on the highway more convenient. But they could at least be given the choice — often planned works start in the evening, and it could be a long walk in the dark if you left your car at the station in the morning and caught a train, but find yourself on a replacement bus on your evening trip home.

As Terry says, what is the point of train replacement bus services that don’t stop anywhere near the stations?

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