Posts Tagged ‘Melbourne’

Closed down KFC stores of Melbourne

There is something about the architecture of KFC fast food restaurants – you can spot them from a mile away. So what happens when they close down, and how have they changed over the years?

Abandoned KFC fast food restaurant in Morwell

Roundabout to nowhere in Sunshine West

I was out in the Melbourne suburb of Sunshine West the other week when I found a roundabout to nowhere – with only one road in and one road out, there is no reason at all for it to exist!

Roundabout to nowhere - Link Road and Wright Street, Sunshine West, Victoria

Evolution in action at Public Transport Victoria

I’ve written about broken Myki gates before, but the other day I found an example of evolution in action. In the early days of the Myki rollout, defective ticket barriers were blocked with the same ‘No Entry’ signs used to close off defective sets of escalators. As Myki failures increased, new ‘Temporary Unavailable’ flags in […]

How many managers does it take to drive a tram?

Back in February 2015 industry magazine ‘Rail Express’ interviewed ClĂ©ment Michel, chief executive of Yarra Trams, on the subject of rail safety, as well as some very interesting revelations regarding the number of managers employed by Yarra Trams.

Z3.229 skewed across the tracks on Elizabeth Street, just north of La Trobe Street

Oddball bus stop names of Victoria

The predecessor of Public Transport Victoria was Metlink, and one of their main achievements was getting every single train, tram and bus stop in Victoria in one big database, and making the timetable information for each one available to the public via a single website. So what oddball stop names lurk in that database?

Bus signage at Newhaven, Phillip Island - purple for the V/Line coach to Dandenong, and orange for the local bus to Wonthaggi