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Metlink Local Travel Guides

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:25 pm
by Nexas
Hi guys.

I swear I made a post back in May, but I can't find it.

Way back in May I picked up a brand new Metlink local travel guide for City of Bayside, effective May 2007, from Elsternwick Railway Station.

Anyway, these are now starting to pop up all over Melbourne, one for each local government area, so keep your eyes out. These are more comprehensive and readable than the previous 2004/2005 issues.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:25 pm
by Craig
Dear All

Collected today:
  • City of Casey, effective August 2007 (at Dandenong Station)
  • City of Greater Dandenong, effective August 2007 (at Dandenong Station)
  • City of Monash, effective October 2007 (at Ringwood Station).

Some observations:
  • Inset maps have been provided for the Cranbourne & Dandenong CBD areas, to make it easy to follow the large number of routes
  • New October 2007 train network map in Monash guide shows V/line train and coach connection symbols
  • The City of Casey map shows Route 840 rather than Routes 834 & 835
  • 926 isn't shown as entering Lakeside
  • 797 is shown going to wrong direction in the Cranbourne Inset, but is correct on the larger map


Kind Regards


Craig :)

PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 10:05 pm
by Craig
Dear All

Mordialloc Station have copies of the City of Kingston Local Travel Guide, effective August 2007.

Kind Regards


Craig :)

Re: Metlink Local Travel Guides

PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:23 pm
by Craig
Dear All

Clifton Hill have stock of the October 2007 map for City of Yarra.

Kind Regards


Craig :)

Re: Metlink Local Travel Guides

PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 7:58 pm
by Craig
Dear All

Noted today that Ringwood now have stock of the City of Whitehorse maps (October 2007) in addition to the City of Monash maps.

Kind Regards


Craig :)

Re: Metlink Local Travel Guides

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:17 pm
by Craig
Dear Alll

The Glen Eira map is effective September 2007. Moorabbin station has stock, as well as maps for Bayside & Kingston.

Kind Regards


Craig :)

Re: Metlink Local Travel Guides

PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:37 pm
by Craig
Dear All

Picked up at East Malvern yesterday was the City of Stonnington map, effective October 2007.

Kind Regards



Craig :)

Re: Metlink Local Travel Guides

PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:39 am
by PaxInfo
Spotted recently have been the following (all effective March 2008):


- City of Frankston
- City of Knox
- City of Maroondah

Peter

Re: Metlink Local Travel Guides

PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:57 pm
by Mike M
Spotted recently have been the following (all effective March 2008):
- City of Frankston
- City of Knox
- City of Maroondah


Could I please request that anyone posting info on new editions of guides advises where they were seen or picked up from :?: it would be most appreciated :)

Re: Metlink Local Travel Guides

PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 5:56 pm
by runawaybus
Could I please request that anyone posting info on new editions of guides advises where they were seen or picked up from :?: it would be most appreciated :)


My thoughts precisely.

I was lucky to recieve some in the post from a friend of mine who works for DOI but he had a lot of difficulty getting them.

Re: Metlink Local Travel Guides

PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:51 pm
by CB80
Mike M wrote:Could I please request that anyone posting info on new editions of guides advises where they were seen or picked up from :?: it would be most appreciated :)

I had a City of Knox one dropped in my letterbox, nice suprise, meant I didn't have to go looking for one.

Re: Metlink Local Travel Guides

PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 12:51 pm
by runawaybus
Apart from letterbox drops and railway stations where can you get these Metlink pocket guides from- is there a place I can e-mail to get them also. But not the Metlink shop.

Re: Metlink Local Travel Guides

PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 3:06 pm
by CB80
runawaybus wrote:Apart from letterbox drops and railway stations where can you get these Metlink pocket guides from- is there a place I can e-mail to get them also. But not the Metlink shop.

Perhaps a large-size shopping centre information desk?

Re: Metlink Local Travel Guides

PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 5:28 pm
by Mike M
I have been able to get a copy of the March 2008 Frankston guide from the visitor information centre in Frankston.

Re: Metlink Local Travel Guides

PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 2:05 pm
by MAN_24.350
Mike M wrote:Could I please request that anyone posting info on new editions of guides advises where they were seen or picked up from :?: it would be most appreciated :)


Apologies for bumping the thread again, but there seem to be a fair amount of City of Maroondah guides stocked in Ringwood Library, which is literally a 2 minute walk from the station.

Re: Metlink Local Travel Guides

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:31 pm
by Craig
Dear All

The Metlink site now has a number of updated local area maps online in PDF format:
  • Boroondara - June 2008
  • Hobsons Bay - July 2008
  • Melbourne - June 2008
  • Melton - June 2008
  • Moreland - July 2008
  • Port Phillip - June 2008

No doubt printed versions of these maps will begin to pop up.

Kind Regards


Craig :)

Re: Metlink Local Travel Guides

PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:58 pm
by Mike M
Craig wrote:
The Metlink site now has a number of updated local area maps online in PDF format:
  • Boroondara - June 2008
  • Hobsons Bay - July 2008
  • Melbourne - June 2008
  • Melton - June 2008
  • Moreland - July 2008
  • Port Phillip - June 2008

No doubt printed versions of these maps will begin to pop up.



The Met Shop now has stocks of all of these maps with the exception of Hobsons Bay, which should be available soon. They also have most of the other guides that have been issued in 2007 & 2008.

Re: Metlink Local Travel Guides

PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:28 pm
by Mike M
I forgot to mention that there are now updated September 2008 maps on Metlink for Maribyrnong & Moonee Valley.

Re: Metlink Local Travel Guides

PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:27 pm
by Craig
There's a revised City of Casey map on the Metlink site as well, effective September 2008. Various corrections have been made, most notably to the Cranbourne City inset, which has also been expanded to cover Cranbourne West.

Kind Regards


Craig :)

Re: Metlink Local Travel Guides

PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:32 pm
by Mike M
The Met Shop now has stocks of the Maribyrnong & Moonee Valley guides, both dated September 2008.

Re: Metlink Local Travel Guides

PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:25 am
by Comeng301M
Mordialloc has copies of Frankston City in the window

Re: Metlink Local Travel Guides

PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:08 pm
by Craig
Dear All

The latest map to come out is for Cardinia Shire, dated June 2009.

Most notably, it shows the 981 Nightrider (Dandenong - Cranbourne - Dandenong loop). Unfortunately, there are a few minor errors with the route, and the 968 Belgrave nightrider was left off.

All local travel guides issued for now on will include the relevant Nightrider routes, with details of both inbound and otubound trips shown. :)

Kind Regards


Craig :)

Re: Metlink Local Travel Guides

PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:11 am
by Mike M
Craig wrote:Dear All

The latest map to come out is for Cardinia Shire, dated June 2009.

Most notably, it shows the 981 Nightrider (Dandenong - Cranbourne - Dandenong loop). Unfortunately, there are a few minor errors with the route, and the 968 Belgrave nightrider was left off.

All local travel guides issued for now on will include the relevant Nightrider routes, with details of both inbound and otubound trips shown. :)

Kind Regards


Craig :)


Could you let us know where you got it from please Craig?

Re: Metlink Local Travel Guides

PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 12:15 pm
by Mike M
Craig wrote:
The latest map to come out is for Cardinia Shire, dated June 2009.


For those who would like a copy, the Met Shop has stocks.

Re: Metlink Local Travel Guides

PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:10 pm
by Craig
Dear All

The Metlink website now has the following local area maps online:

Casey (August 2009) - http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/asse ... _Casey.pdf

Darebin (September 2009) - http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/asse ... arebin.pdf

Hobsons Bay (August 2009) - http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/asse ... ns_Bay.pdf

Hume (August 2009) - http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/asse ... 2_Hume.pdf

Manningham (August 2009) - http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/asse ... ingham.pdf

Moreland (August 2009) - http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/asse ... reland.pdf

Whittlesea (September 2009) - http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/asse ... tlesea.pdf

Wydnham (September 2009) - http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/asse ... yndham.pdf

Yarra Ranges (September 2009) - http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/asse ... Ranges.pdf

With the exception of Casey, Hobsons Bay & Moreland, these are the first editions of these maps in the "full-color" style (as opposed to having all bus routes as orange).

The Casey map partly shows the proposed Frankston area changes (771 extended to Langwarrin to replace 768, and new 778 Kananook - Carrum Downs via Seaford Industrial estates) which were initially due to commence in June, but have been postponed.

I suspect that printed versions of the above maps will be available in the near future, if not already.

Kind Regards


Craig :)