More train services for Melbourne


A new train timetable for Melbourne will begin on June 6, introducing 211 new weekly services on the network, run by rail operator Metro

April 29, 2010


A new train timetable for Melbourne will begin on June 6. The new timetable will introduce 211 new weekly services on the network, run by rail operator Metro.

The new services are made possible by the arrival of the first of 38 new X’Trapolis trains for Melbourne, as well as new stopping patterns to improve network efficiency.

The bulk of new services will be on the Pakenham and Cranbourne, and Frankston lines. There will also be new extensions to Craigieburn from Broadmeadows.

Sunday, June 6 will also see the opening of the new station at Coolaroo, which will improve access to public transport services for around 25,000 people living in Coolaroo, Dallas and Meadow Heights.

On the Frankston line, passengers will benefit from 80 new services every week.
Some 15 of these weekly services will be in the morning peak, and 20 in the evening peak.

On the Pakenham and Cranbourne lines, there will be
71 additional weekly services. Ten of these will be in the morning peak, and 25 in the evening peak.

The Frankston, Pakenham and Cranbourne lines will also have a revised timetable. Stopping patterns will be restructured to space trains more evenly.

As new trains will continue to arrive this year, another new timetable will be introduced later this year. This will see new services allocated to
the Sydenham and Craigieburn lines.

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