Posts Tagged ‘Metro Trains Melbourne’

If the devil drove a train – the number would be?

If the devil drove a train – would it be numbered 666? Or have devil horns on the roof? Some background Melbourne’s suburban train carriages are numbered from 1M all the way up to 966M, with a lot of gaps in between. As for the ‘devil horns’ on the second train, they are actually antennas […]

Taking the politics out of transport planning?

Back in 2010, then leader of the Liberal Party, Ted Baillieu had the following to say about transport planning in Victoria: Victoria badly needs a new, independent, statutory authority to plan, co-ordinate and manage our public transport system. Despite Labor’s many plans and announcements, Victoria’s and Melbourne‚Äôs public transport needs have been poorly planned for […]

What is inside a PSO pod?

Have you ever wondered what lurks inside the blue and white buildings that have appeared at most railway stations across Melbourne? They are used by Protective Services Officers once they start duty at 6 PM every night, and cost a shitload of money to build. A look inside This presentation from the ‘Department of Transport […]

Footscray’s useless next train displays

The newly expanded Footscray station – last week I dissected the new but misleading next train displays on the V/Line platforms, but now I’ll look at a bigger problem – the useless next train displays on the main concourses. The problem – Footscray station now has six platforms, yet passengers are only told the next […]

How many times can one Myki gate break?

How many times can one Myki gate break? I catch the train to work every day, and always carry a camera with me – so if one gate has a habit of breaking, then I’m going to catch it!

'Temporary Unavailable' at Flagstaff station due to a broken barrier paddle