Posts Tagged ‘Melbourne’

Melbourne’s trenched railways are also ugly

This week the Herald Sun ran a piece titled “Suburban sky rail: Spin vs reality”, featuring ugly examples of elevated rail in Melbourne, covered in graffiti and littered with rubbish. For the purposes of comparison, here are some equally unattractive examples of railway lines being sunk beneath the road.

3-car X'Trapolis set on the Alamein shuttles shunts into siding 'A' at Camberwell

Fighting development with the ‘paedophile card’

There are many reasons to oppose development in your backyard – some reasonable, others plainly ridiculous. An example of the latter is the ‘paedophile card’ – a new weapon in the NIMBY arsenal.

Rubbish ledge at North Melbourne station, thanks to the removal of rubbish bins

Photos from ten years ago: January 2006

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time January 2006.

S302 awaiting departure from Geelong on the down Warrnambool

Bendigo trains and Sunshine station

Since the opening of Regional Rail Link in 2015, the importance of Sunshine as a railway junction has grown, with the four platforms at the rebuilt station being served by a mix of V/Line and suburban train services. However there is one notable exception – V/Line services to and from Bendigo.

VLocity 3VL48 approaches Sunshine on an up Bendigo service

A sorry history of Victorian level crossing failures

In the past week V/Line has been in the news due to their VLocity trains failing to activate level crossings. While a concerning revelation, it isn’t exactly a new issue in Victoria – let us step back in time a little.

Yarra Street level crossing, South Geelong