Posts Tagged ‘Southern Cross Station’

Still more shops at Southern Cross Station

Over the years I have been following the slow bastardisation of Southern Cross Station, as ticket barriers funnel passengers through narrow passageways, shops fill previously open spaces, and ‘pop up’ events block day to day commuters. Unfortunately these inconveniences have continued to spread, as recent works on the Bourke Street Bridge show. What are they […]

Meet the deceptive myki gate

The other night I was heading home via Southern Cross Station, when I was stopped in my tracks at the myki gates. I’m used to finding useless error messages displayed on myki readers, but this one sets a new standard for deception.

'Validator disabled. Direction blocked' message incorrectly displayed with a green 'proceed' arrow

PTV ‘Hub’ at Southern Cross that isn’t a hub

When you look up the word ‘hub’ in the dictionary, you get this:

A place or thing that forms the effective center of an activity, region, or network.

Public Transport Victoria seems to have missed the memo, as they managed to create two hubs, right next door to each other!

Need help finding the correct PTV Hub? This sign will help you out!

Southern Cross Station and dodgy glue

Southern Cross Station: over the past few years it seems like all they have been doing is construction work, but according to the Victorian Auditor General, the station was actually ‘completed’ on 1 August 2006. That was the day that the state government’s Southern Cross Station Authority handed over management of the station to Civic […]

Red Rooster presents real time train information?

At Southern Cross Station the rightmost screen of the next train displays on each concourse usually display useless advertising: it fits in with the general level of hostility the privately operated station has towards commuters. However in early August 2012 something amazing happened, when Red Rooster advertising took over the screen. So what is so interesting about it?

Red Rooster next train display post-breakfast time