Back in March 2015 a new bar and restaurant opened at Flinders Street Station, located on the site of the dismantled platform 11.
Given the previous issues with diesel fumes beneath the roof at Southern Cross Station, one might think feeding even more diesel exhaust into the station environment would be something to avoid. However, the reality is quite different.
In recent years the Melbourne Metro rail tunnel has been an on and off again project, which to the public has just been a line drawn north-south over a map of the Melbourne CBD. I pieced together whatever plans I could find a few years ago, but the recent publication of the Melbourne Metro business case dated December 2011 was a big win – it features the gory technical details I have been hanging out for. So let’s take a look!
One would think that shutting down an entire city’s rail network would be difficult – but unfortunately Metro Trains Melbourne proved that a few confused sports fans can do just that. So how the hell did they do it?