Posts Tagged ‘Metro Trains Melbourne’

Diesel powered lights at Southern Cross Station

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. A few months ago on platform 13 and 14 two portable light towers appeared – each is powered […]

Melbourne Metro – details finally revealed?

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!

Figure 5-8 Concept for CBD North Station

Confused sports fans shut down a rail network

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?

All trains between Richmond and Flinders Street stopped due to a trespasser on the tracks

Cracked rails across Melbourne’s railway tracks

Back in late 2014 the decaying state of Melbourne’s railway network hit the news again, when Channel 9 news looked into the plague of cracked rails. So how long have the railway tracks been in this state?

Temporary rail joint on the suburban tracks at Footscray

Upside down wheelchairs at Melbourne stations

Melbourne’s trains haven’t always been the most accessible for wheelchair and scooter users, but Metro Trains has made some recent changes – some of which seem a little odd.

Train driver assists a scooter user board the train via the portable ramp<