Melbourne's Trains Have Stopped Running And The Uber Surcharge Is Ridiculous

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A computer fault has brought Melbourne's train network to a grinding halt this afternoon, and Uber's automatic surge pricing is sky-high because of it. Commuters are, understandably, pissed off.

The fault, which happened just before 5PM, has brought every train to a stop. Services are starting to resume now, but in the afternoon commuter rush, it's likely that flow-on effects will leave trains packed for another few hours.

We're hearing that the Uber surcharge in some areas of the Melbourne CBD peaked above 3.7x. Oof.


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