If you are a regular user of Melbourne’s rail network, you might have noticed that the number of graffiti murals covering in-service trains has exploded over the past few years. So why has the vandalism become so visible, compared to the ‘old days’? The problem itself isn’t new: here is an article on the issue […]
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Earlier this week Yarra Trams closed another tram stop in the Melbourne CBD – this time it was stop 6 at Elizabeth and Franklin Streets. This isn’t the first stop to disappear on this street – so why did they go?
Fresh out of the box, a Myki reader is a yellow plastic thingy with a blue ‘touch here’ message on the front. But after only a few days in service the blue paint starts to wear off. If you keep on rubbing, the Myki logo disappears. Leaving you with a plain yellow bit of plastic. […]
Back in March 2013 a bug appeared on Myki equipment across the Melbourne tram network – readers rejecting user input while stuck displaying an “In service” message onscreen. Supposedly over in Myki land, “In service” means the machine was in the state of being serviced, not that it is open for use. As well as […]
What happens when a bus breaks down? You send in one bad-ass looking tow truck to haul away: The above photo was in Melbourne, and the tow truck was a privately operated vehicle that could be called out to recover any broken down heavy vehicle. When I visited Sydney I ran into another broken down […]