Posts Tagged ‘Melbourne’

The return of taxi advertising in Melbourne

When I was younger seeing Melbourne taxis with advertising panels attached to the rear boot was normal, but then they died away. Apparently somebody out there missed them, as this “Back by popular demand” advertisement seems to suggest. I’m guessing that person was the Victorian Liberal Government, as their ‘Moving Victoria’ propaganda is now covering […]

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!

Melbourne Central ditches dated advertisements

For the past decade, passengers waiting on platform 3 at Melbourne Central station have been greeted by two increasingly dated billboards. So how long have they been there?

'Concession travel is only for concession card holders' poster at Melbourne Central (I think it's a decade old now?)

‘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

Dodgy doors on Melbourne’s Comeng trains

Last week the doors of Melbourne’s Comeng trains received another mention in the news, when it was revealed that a 17-year-old boy had jumped out of moving train at Watergardens station after forcing the doors open. So how long have the doors had this vulnerability?

Article on Comeng train doors: The Age, March 15, 2014