Posts Tagged ‘Connex Melbourne’

Another copyright infringement story

The other week I was trawling the internet as I usually do when I stumbled upon a very familiar looking photo on Wikipedia. So what is the story behind it?

Tail end of a Hitachi at Richmond 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

Expanding Melbourne’s suburban train fleet

In recent years patronage on Melbourne’s rail network has skyrocketed – 94 per cent over the 12 years from 1998-99 to 2010-11. So how did all of these passengers get moved on a fleet of trains that has stayed relatively constant?

Comeng, Siemens, Comeng, Siemens, Comeng, Siemens... 8 trains stabled at Melbourne Yard, and all alternating like so!

‘PTV rebranding foils terror attack’

I found the following media release on the Public Transport Victoria website this morning…

XTrapolis train at Melbourne Central platform 4

Scrapping Melbourne’s 4D train

What is it I hear you ask? The 4D train! Where the 4D stands for "Double Deck Development and Demonstration." It was built in the early 1990’s as a prototype double decker train for Melbourne, based on a Sydney design. It […]