With no platforms for the Regional Rail Link tracks at North Melbourne, V/Line trains no longer stop at the station, forcing passengers for the City Loop to change trains at Footscray instead. So how much harder is this transfer for commuters? With the current setup at Footscray, each set of platforms is in effect a […]
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Have you ever wondered about those little plastic bumps along the edge of railway station platforms, and how they are installed? Officially known as Tactile Ground Surface Indicators (TGSIs), installing the little plastic things takes a whole crew of workers. First the old yellow painted line is ground off the platform. Then a steel straightedge […]
Back in November 2009, Metro Trains Melbourne took over the operation of Melbourne’s suburban rail network, and bringing with them a long list of promised improvements to the system. So how well has one of these promises fared? Improving staffing levels on the network was one promise Metro made, as found in this media release […]
For a number of years major Melbourne railway stations have had first aiders specially assigned to them. So what benefit does a rail operator get from spending money on something that at first glance, has nothing to do with running trains.