Posts Tagged ‘Melbourne’

PTV hiding their new Oakleigh to Chadstone bus service

For the past few weeks Public Transport Victoria have been running 1/3 page advertisements in Melbourne’s mX newspaper to promote a new bus service. So why can’t I find a mention of it anywhere else? The text of the advertisement reads: Oakleigh to Chadstone high frequency service during shopping hours With buses from Oakleigh every […]

How do you refuel a ship?

Have you ever wondered how ships get refuelled while in port? Unlike cars, ships don’t get taken to a petrol station, but the tanker comes to them. Known as a ‘bunker barge‘ these vessels pump fuel oil from their own tanks into those of the ship requiring refuelling. Shell Australia’s ‘MV Zemira’ is a regular […]

Ill-conceived advertising tram designs

Advertisers love Melbourne’s trams – the provide a giant rolling billboard to splash their message across the city. However in designing their advertisements, design agencies often forget one important feature of a tram…

D1.3529 advertising 'Beware the Rhino' outside Flinders Street Station

How does public housing impact a suburb?

It has been a while since I last wrote public housing – a history of the Ascot Vale estate was the most recent one. This time I ask the question – does the presence of public housing impact the rest of a suburb?

Housing Commission flats in Ascot Vale

MIA – rubbish bins at Melbourne’s stations

Back in September 2014 Public Transport Victoria removed rubbish bins from Melbourne’s railway stations due to the “increased terror alert level”. So where has all of the rubbish ended up?

Rubbish bins also removed from Flagstaff station