Posts Tagged ‘Metro Trains 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

Level crossings removals and car parking

As the Level Crossing Removal Project ramps up across Melbourne, there is one interesting requirement that comes up at every site – “no net loss of car parking”.

New car park on the eastern side of Thomastown station

Filthy trains and Frankston line pork barrelling

When it comes to public transport, politicians love making promises that they never intend to follow through with – but in the case of the Bayside Rail Project< on the Frankston line, the decision to actually pursue the upgrades has led to an unexpected bonus - clean trains. 'Service to Frankston stopping all stations' displayed on the PIDS of a X'Trapolis train

Level crossing removals and odd advertisements

A week or two ago a new Victorian Government advertising campaign started appearing on Melbourne television screens, spruiking the work being done to remove level crossings across the city. However the way they go about getting their message across seems a little strange, as you might also see once you watch the video.

Melbourne trains on the open plains

Melbourne’s railway network has a special feature that most cities of the developed word don’t have – unfenced tracks running through the suburbs.

EDI Comeng on an up Frankston service approaches Glenhuntly station via the centre track