Melbourne’s trains haven’t always been the most accessible for wheelchair and scooter users, but Metro Trains has made some recent changes – some of which seem a little odd. Public Transport Victoria has this to say on their website: The driver will help you board the train by placing a ramp between the platform and […]
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Have you ever wondered about those little plastic bumps along the edge of railway station platforms, and how they are installed?
A few months ago I first looked at the uselessness of the green buttons that provide timetable information at stations, but at Southern Cross they did things a bit differently, with braille text being added alongside the normal instructions. However all is not as it appears…
Back during the 2013 Spring Racing Carnival rail operator Metro Trains Melbourne ran an advertising campaign titled ‘The Uninformed Guide’, featuring a fake newspaper that mixed a satirical form guide with targeted tips for racegoers who never catch the train. The name was rather appropriate, as the ordinary passenger waiting on the platform is similarly uninformed.