I sometimes dispair that comments about Melbourne transport actually come from a local knowledge.Sometimes I despair at the idiot comments that people make on here.
Obviously those advocating a train from Parliament to Flinders St ( or anywhere else in the CBD) have not heard of trams, nor the city circle tram.
Obviously those advocating catching a tram from Parliament have not looked at the timetable. Line 35 City Circle Tram - Parliament Stop 10 - Flinders Street Station Stop 5, Run time 16 minutes. Every 20 minutes. Collins Street Routes involve walking a city block to Flinders Street.
Train run time 3 minutes, every 5 - 7 minutes on a weekend.
Cant imagine why people would want to use the train and why this connection should be available 7 days a week. Not everyone is using the loop stations to enter or exit the city. Provisions needs to be made for people using the stations to move around the city or access tram services. Such as travelling from Parliament to Flinders Street to access St Kilda Road Trams. Parliament to Melbourne Central to access Elizabeth Street Trams, or Southern Cross to access Docklands trams.
what a strange collection of examples.
Train 3 minutes. SURE, just add another 5 minutes each end to get from the street to platforms.
13 minutes if your lucky, and then you're only at the start point for your real destination. Add another block or so walking/tram.
Want to go to FSS to catch a tram down St Kilda Rd??
Sensible people catch a tram down Bourke St or Collins ( depends where you are starting) to Swanston St.
Want to go to Melb Central, to catch the Elizabeth St tram.??
Sensible people stay on the Bourke or Collins St tram and get off at Elizabeth.
Want to go to Docklands.?.? Stay on the Bourke or Collins tram until you get there.
Circle tram works better for some odd corners of the CBD that regular train nor tram cover without an interchange or two.
Eg. cnr Flinders/Spring, Latrobe/Exhibition.
Why bag route 35 for the good that it does do.