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Advice needed. Trip to Melbourne.

Postby Swift » Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:31 pm

I was thinking of taking the plunge and having a weekend or weekday sample of Melbourne's rail and tram network.
I have never been to Victoria and I want a heads up of the areas and lines to avoid as I have little sense of the "quirks" of that metropolitan area like I do Sydney.
Where are you more likely to encounter trouble on the train network for instance? Where to stay away from. That type of thing.
I understand Melbourne is of similar scale to Sydney and therefore, cannot be summed up so easily.
Just some random pointers will be helpful. Thanks.
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Re: Advice needed. Trip to Melbourne.

Postby boronia » Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:43 pm

I go down there occasionally.
I haven't experienced any problems on the trains themselves, but if you see armed security patrolling platforms it might be prudent not to get off there.

Plenty of fun to be had riding the trams though.

Maybe Paul here might be able to give you an update
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Re: Advice needed. Trip to Melbourne.

Postby BroadGauge » Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:22 pm

boronia wrote:I haven't experienced any problems on the trains themselves, but if you see armed security patrolling platforms it might be prudent not to get off there.

That would mean to avoid every single station after 6pm daily, then.
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