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Flinders Street commuters run the risk

This Melburnian sprints to catch his train just before it leaves Flinders Street Station. He is one of the many commuters putting themselves at risk of a fall on Melbourne’s train platforms. (Photo by: Tara Cosoleto)   (First published on the City Journal on June 24th 2017)    

Peak hour overcrowding rife on Melbourne trains

Overcrowding on Melbourne trains is on the rise during the morning peak, according to a new Public Transport Victoria (PTV) survey. PTV’s annual “Metropolitan Train Load Standards Survey Report” showed a 9% increase in morning peak congestion from 2015 to 2016. Across the six years surveyed, overcrowding has risen from 42 trains over capacity in 2011,…