New uniforms for most staff, and new automated announcements (“Welcome to Metro”) are the only noticeable changes so far. My train was on time, but others were cancelled according to the upgraded Metro web site.
Channels 7, 9 and 10 were all down at Flinders St Station along with The Age Online to interview passengers, and apparently some media saw off the last Connex train to leave FSS last night.
They’ve already announced more platform staff, which may help reduce train dwell times at platforms. Whether bigger changes (such as running this “Metro” like a metro — frequent trains 7-days-a-week) are coming is yet to be determined.
I haven’t jumped on a tram yet to see what’s shaking there. The Yarra Trams web site has had only a few minor changes so far.
What are you seeing out and about?
Update 8:30pm: Video from the Herald Sun, and also from The Age: