Trains

You can find pages and pages of posts about trains here: if that isn’t enough, there is plenty more beyond this site!

‘Something, Say Something’ at Flagstaff station

A week or two ago, Flagstaff station was blanketed in yellow posters reading “If You See Something, Say Something”. It is part of a Victorian Government scaremongering campaign, which was launched after the national terrorism alert level was raised to “high” last month. As a regular reader of my blog, you should know that that […]

Motorail – loading cars onto a train

‘Motorail’ is a service provided on a handful of long distance trains in Australia, allowing passengers to bring their car along for the ride. So how do they get the cars on and off the train? Great Southern Rail Great Southern Rail offers a motorail service on all three of their services – Indian Pacific, […]

Brisbane’s multi-coloured rail network map

A few weeks ago I made my way north to Brisbane, where I caught plenty of trains. However it was the next train display boards at the main entrance to Roma Street Station that caught my eye – they were colour coded.

PIDS outside the main entrance at Roma Street station

First aiders at Melbourne railway stations

For a number of years major Melbourne railway stations have had first aiders specially assigned to them. So what benefit does a rail operator get from spending money on something that at first glance, has nothing to do with running trains.

St Johns Ambulance first aider on standby at North Melbourne station during morning peak

Route 30 and non-existent tram stops

The other day I was riding a route 30 tram along La Trobe Street, when I looked up at the onboard route map. Unlike the rest of the tram network, route 30 is so short that every single stop can be included on the diagram. But how many tram stops have been removed since then?

Route 30 map onboard an A class tram