Suburban Stations Getting New Exits

 
  kapow Junior Train Controller


Any information on how much money these new exits are contributing to the already outrageous amount of taxpayers money that has been wasted on myki?
"Braddo"


So you would have been happy with the money spent on keeping the out of date metcard system going?

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  ewokracing Locomotive Fireman




Any information on how much money these new exits are contributing to the already outrageous amount of taxpayers money that has been wasted on myki?
"Braddo"


So you would have been happy with the money spent on keeping the out of date metcard system going?

"kapow"


Yes. Never got ripped off with Metcard like I have with Myki. (complaint and reimbursements are pending, since I'm trying to explain to a drone that $3.50 is not a full refund of $5.92)

Back to stations - Kananook station now has the herding gates welded in place (they've been leaning against the ramp for ages), desperately needs more card readers though and the vandalised ones need to be cleaned/replaced more often.

An exit at the far ends of the platforms at Seaford would be nice, so you could walk through the exit straight into the carparks.

  XAM2175 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Glasgow
I've not had my monthly-pass-bearing Mkyi get stuck inside a validator yet either.
  alstom_888m Chief Commissioner

Location:
Strathmore Platform 2 has a new exit, fenced off but with working validator. No idea why it has not been opened.
  Braddo Deputy Commissioner

Location: Narre Warren



Any information on how much money these new exits are contributing to the already outrageous amount of taxpayers money that has been wasted on myki?
"Braddo"


So you would have been happy with the money spent on keeping the out of date metcard system going?
"kapow"

I would have been happy with one of the many fast and reliable ticketing systems in use in other parts of the world. Unfortunately we felt the need to reinvent the wheel and ended up with something that is pathetic in comparison.



  alstom_888m Chief Commissioner

Location:
I like Myki because it means I don't have to sell tickets in an environment where I previously had to. From a commuter point of view, it's a debacle. Fancy not being able to buy a ticket from an unmanned station, tram, or bus.
  Michaelje Chief Commissioner




I like Myki because it means I don't have to sell tickets in an environment where I previously had to. From a commuter point of view, it's a debacle. Fancy not being able to buy a ticket from an unmanned station, tram, or bus.

"alstom_888m"


You can buy a ticket from any station, whether manned or unmanned. What are you on about?

  Braddo Deputy Commissioner

Location: Narre Warren
He's obviously referring to concession tickets.
  Gauntlet Chief Commissioner

Location:
The second exit at Lilydale platform 2 is now working.
It's right next to the main exit, there are no extra readers for the other exit for platform 1.
  wongm GEEWONG

Location: Geelong, Victoria
Strathmore Platform 2 has a new exit, fenced off but with working validator. No idea why it has not been opened.
alstom_888m
Apparently the new exits cannot be opened until CCTV coverage is extended to cover the next exits, in addition to upgraded lighting.

From the VRIOG standards:
http://corp.ptv.vic.gov.au/assets/PTV/PTV%20docs/VRIOGS/VRIOGS-002.1-Rev-A-FINAL.pdf

7.6.4 Security Security systems that shall be provided at the station entrance include: a) CCTV coverage to maximise passenger safety and asset protection;
Somebody
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Strathmore Platform 2 has a new exit, fenced off but with working validator. No idea why it has not been opened.
alstom_888m
Not saying you're wrong but I don't see the extra validators. Certainly still fenced off.
  Gauntlet Chief Commissioner

Location:
The FPDs at the new exit at Ashburton are working now, but the temporary fence is still there.
  TheLoadedDog The Ghost of George Stephenson

Metcard was great for me.  I live in Sydney, and when I came to Melbourne, I stayed with a friend who had a yearly ticket.  Any problems with it, and they'd give her a whole slew of daily Metcards by way of compensation.  She never used even a half of them, so all my trips in Melbourne were free.  I shall have to pay like the common folk now.  How outré.  Commoners - imagine that! Mr. Green
  Gauntlet Chief Commissioner

Location:
During the last month or so the new exits have been completed at East Malvern, Tooronga, Kooyong, Mooroolbark, Croydon, Blackburn, Hurstbridge, Diamond Creek, Eaglemont, Darebin, Alphington, Coburg, and Moreland.

I spotted workers installing new readers at Anstey today and am expecting them to do Brunswick, Jewell and Royal Park very soon.

There's been no progress on the South Morang or Willamstown lines.  When I check the Tottenham, Upfield, Bayswater, Hallam Cranbourne, and the Craigieburn and Frankston lines I'll post an updated list.


The new reader at Royal Park-
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  Gauntlet Chief Commissioner

Location:
Almost all of the new exits are completed now.
these stations have got them -

Seahlome
Newport
Spotswood
Footscray

Sunbury
Diggers Rest
Tottanham
Strathmore
Glenbervie
Moonee Ponds
Ascot Vale
Kensington

Upfield
Fawkner
Coburg
Moreland
Anstey
Brunswick
Jewell

Thomastown
Preston
Clifton Hill
Collingwood
Jolimont
Diamond Creek
Eltham
Greensborough
Macleod
Rosanna
Eaglemont
Darebin
Alphington
Fairfield
Dennis

Lilydale
Mooroolbark
Croydon
Ringwood
Blackburn
East Camberwell

Ferntree Gully
Bayswater

Ashburton
Burwood

Mount Waverley
East Malvern
Gardiner
Tooronga
Kooyong
Heyington

Springvale
Westall
Murrumbeena

Cranbourne

Carrum
Aspendale
Mordialloc
Parkdale
Cheltenham

Hampton
Brighton Beach
Middle Brighton
North Brighton
Ripponlea
Prahran

Parliament
Melbourne Central
Flagstaff
Southern Cross
Flinders Street

And these stations should get them soon (although I've been thinking that for over a year now).
North Williamstown p2 - 2 black posts & fence
Yarrraville p2 - four black posts & a fence (mid platform)
Seddon p2 - black posts & fence near first exit
Bell p2 - 2 plinths, temporary fence
Croxton p2 - 2fpds + 2 silver plinths
Northcote p2 - 2fpds + black posts, temporary fence, steps with tactiles
Surrey Hills p1&2 - one silver plinth remaining
Hallam p2 - 2 plinths & temporary fence in good location
  Gauntlet Chief Commissioner

Location:
I forgot to mention that there are still a few posts with silver plinths at Ringwood platform 3.
Also, Work Safe Victoria has closed the exit at the down end of Lilydale.
  Some rail man Junior Train Controller

Location: CIA Headquarters in Washington D.C
Also, Work Safe Victoria has closed the exit at the down end of Lilydale.
Gauntlet
You're joking! Worksafe!
  Lad_Porter Chief Commissioner

Location: Yarra Glen
Also, Work Safe Victoria has closed the exit at the down end of Lilydale.
Gauntlet
Presumably because there is some small chance of being hit by a shunting train?

A minor inconvenience for those who park on that side.  What Lilydale really needs is access from the west side car park, especially now that it has been extended beyond the old goods shed.  If you are forced to park way down there, you have to walk all the way to the road, cross the track at the level crossing, then walk some distance back to the station.  It would be good to have a safe access to the platform (under or overpass?) from somewhere near the goods shed.
  Heihachi_73 Chief Commissioner

Location: Terminating at Ringwood
You know the rules, only City Loop stations are allowed to have more than one separate exit in Victoria, not even Richmond keeps the second exit open if there isn't a footy match, despite the area inside there being open for platform interchange and having a Myki machine sitting just outside the locked gate running 24/7 (I have topped up on this one plenty of times before Richmond itself has even opened for the morning!). Belgrave will probably be next to have its alternate exit fenced off, just in case an X'Trap decides to visit Puffing Billy... Wait, that already happened. Smile

As for Lilydale, it is a minor inconvenience for anyone who parks there full stop, since the exit on the up end puts you at the bus interchange and taxi bay, and it's highly unlikely they will rebuild the station with new exits since the station is heritage listed (this might be a bit of fun when they decide that the Maroondah Hwy level crossing is "unsafe" to those with Darwin Syndrome, as it's highly unlikely they will demolish the building to put a South Morang there, although double track from Mooroolbark is sorely needed).

In fact, it's not even convenient if you decide to drive from Lilydale to Mooroolbark, Croydon or Ringwood East to park either, as all three stations are out of the way; you may as well keep following the highway to Heatherdale and hope it isn't chock full. I don't recommend Ringwood's parking area whatsoever, as there is no CCTV, no disabled access, no subway access under the tracks, no station access aside from steel steps going up to the ramp, there isn't even a footpath on that side of the road (Station St). Also, if your car is not a 4WD, expect to scrape the bumper/undercarriage/muffler/exhaust pipe when you enter the car park - I don't mean ricers or Falcodores dropped on their guts either, just regular unmodified family cars. Last year an abandoned/stolen Daihatsu Charade was dumped there, wheel on the kerb and sitting against the wall that is Station Street, for about two months, complete with smashed windows and a flat tyre. Somehow it escaped being torched by the locals.
  Lad_Porter Chief Commissioner

Location: Yarra Glen
If or when a second track arrives at Lilydale from Mooroolbark, there would then be a need to redesign the track layout.  One option might be to build a new platform where the rarely used and unwired 4 road is, discontinue using platform 1 and remove the track (but without altering the actual building), then link the platforms with a footbridge, the ends of which are in each carpark but outside the paid areas on each side, like the one at Alphington for example.  It should be possible to do that without removing the old goods shed, which could actually become a feature of the new platform.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
If or when a second track arrives at Lilydale from Mooroolbark, there would then be a need to redesign the track layout.  One option might be to build a new platform where the rarely used and unwired 4 road is, discontinue using platform 1 and remove the track (but without altering the actual building), then link the platforms with a footbridge, the ends of which are in each carpark but outside the paid areas on each side, like the one at Alphington for example.  It should be possible to do that without removing the old goods shed, which could actually become a feature of the new platform.
Lad_Porter
If you grade separated the level crossing you could re-align the tracks without having to build more platforms.
  g00r Locomotive Fireman

I like Myki because it means I don't have to sell tickets in an environment where I previously had to. From a commuter point of view, it's a debacle. Fancy not being able to buy a ticket from an unmanned station, tram, or bus.
"alstom_888m"


If you're frequently on unmanned buses and teams, perhaps your inability to buy a ticket is not your greatest concern.
Trespassing is illegal Wink
  Michaelje Chief Commissioner

I forgot to mention that there are still a few posts with silver plinths at Ringwood platform 3.
Also, Work Safe Victoria has closed the exit at the down end of Lilydale.
Gauntlet

Work Safe Victoria don't go around closing things; they give recommendations from people on safety

If it is closed it is because Metro has closed it

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