Trains

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

Interstate mix and match from mX

In May 2015 publisher News Corp decided to shut down the free ‘mX’ newspaper after years of falling circulation. Targeted at commuters in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane – the newspaper had for years had saved money by sharing content between the three markets, with only slight modifications appearing in each local edition.

Handing out copies of mX to afternoon commuters at Footscray station

Bendigo Metro and the useless station at Epsom

In recent years Bendigo have been the recipient of many dubious rail upgrades – first was a few million on a new station at Epsom, followed by the promise of Bendigo Metro Rail. So why are these ‘upgrades’ on such shaky ground?

R761 and R707 at Bendigo

Architecture in Helsinki advertising trains

Hattip to ‘wxtre’ over on Daniel Bowen’s blog for this catch – Architecture in Helsinki providing the backing track to an advertisement for the new ‘Silver Line’ of the Washington Metro.

Diesel powered lights at Southern Cross Station

Given the previous issues with diesel fumes beneath the roof at Southern Cross Station, one might think feeding even more diesel exhaust into the station environment would be something to avoid. However, the reality is quite different. A few months ago on platform 13 and 14 two portable light towers appeared – each is powered […]

Gone but not forgotten – the route 24 tram

As part of the July 2014 tram timetable change, the peak-only route 24 serivce from North Balwyn to La Trobe Street via Kew was discontinued. So what is it still visible on Google Maps?

February 2015 - route 24 tram still displayed in Google Maps