Posts Tagged ‘then and now’

Fashion show at Flagstaff station

In my years of commuting through Flagstaff station I’ve seen many things – some normal like massive Myki queues, other annoying like the recent plague of chuggers, and finally some odd ones like a performance piece on the concourse. However this 1985 event takes the cake – a full on fashion show.

Fashion show held at Flagstaff station, May 1985

Expanding Melbourne’s suburban train fleet

In recent years patronage on Melbourne’s rail network has skyrocketed – 94 per cent over the 12 years from 1998-99 to 2010-11. So how did all of these passengers get moved on a fleet of trains that has stayed relatively constant?

Comeng, Siemens, Comeng, Siemens, Comeng, Siemens... 8 trains stabled at Melbourne Yard, and all alternating like so!

Melbourne Central ditches dated advertisements

For the past decade, passengers waiting on platform 3 at Melbourne Central station have been greeted by two increasingly dated billboards. So how long have they been there?

'Concession travel is only for concession card holders' poster at Melbourne Central (I think it's a decade old now?)

Conscience money in Australia

The other day the topic of “conscience money” was recently brought up – money paid by guilty people to the government in an effort to clear their conscience. So how widespread was it?

Finding a five dollar note underneath your windscreen wiper?

Cross-border vehicle registration capers

Come the first of January 2014, Victorians will no longer need to affix registration labels to their car windscreens – VicRoads is finally abolishing them. We aren’t the first state to do, which presented some troubles when neighbouring South Australia did away with them in 2012…