Hawksburn, Toorak & Armadale Stations

Commuters using Hawksburn, Toorak and Armadale stations have long suffered from a lack of peak hour services, unreliability and overcrowding with up to 12 minute waits between peak hour services.

As a local Sam has experienced first-hand overcrowded trains leaving commuters stuck at the station unable to board, whilst express trains with excess capacity pass through the stations.

Update (April 2017): Sign the online petition! Sam has now launched an online petition to increase peak hour services Hawksburn, Toorak & Armadale Stations. 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION

Update (November 2016): Sam presented the petition to retain the temporary timetable in the Victorian Parliament however the state government has reverted to the old timetable following the completion of level crossing works. You can read about it here.

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Update (March 2016): You may have noticed peak hour services are now running every 5 minutes during morning and afternoon peak.

However, this improvement is only temporary until level crossing removal works are completed and express services will resume forcing you to wait up to 12 minutes between peak-hour services once again.

Sam is running a petition calling on the state government to permanently retain high-frequency peak hour services at Hawksburn, Toorak & Armadale stations.

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Victorian Budget Reply 2017

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak on the budget on behalf of the Victorian Greens. It is unfortunate that this budget has been handed down under a cloud — over this government and over this Parliament — because of this government's failure to do what is necessary and what is right about the rorting of the second home allowance by the former Speaker and Deputy Speaker.

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Prahran electorate rail services

To the Legislative Assembly of Victoria:

The petition of the users of Hawksburn, Toorak and Armadale train stations draws to the attention of the house:

- ongoing problems with overcrowding, reliability and lack of peak hour services at Hawksburn, Toorak and Armadale stations;

- a temporary timetable has been introduced, as part of the level crossing removal project, increasing train services to approximately every 5 minutes during morning and afternoon peak; and

- the temporary timetable is due to expire in mid-2016.

The petitioners therefore request that the Legislative Assembly of Victoria permanently retain the current peak hour service levels for Hawksburn, Toorak and Armadale stations.

By Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) (250 signatures).

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Adjournment matter: Prahran electorate train services

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Public Transport, who I note is in the chamber at this time. The action I seek is for the minister to meet with commuters at Toorak, Hawksburn, Armadale and South Yarra stations to discuss ongoing issues with lack of services, unreliability and overcrowding during peak hour.

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