Posts Tagged ‘then and now’

Melbourne trains – which carriage should I choose?

When travelling by train in Melbourne, there is a question that not many people ask – which carriage should I travel in?

Alstom Comeng crosses the Cremorne railway bridge over the Yarra, with the CBD skyline behind

Alternate V/Line routes across Victoria

If you take a look at the V/Line’s network map, it seems very simple – each railway line radiates directly from Melbourne, with no connections between them. It may also make you think that many journeys across Victoria require a stopover in the big smoke, and any minor disruption along the way results in an entire line being shut down – but that isn’t necessarily the case.

Diverted Shepparton service crawling along at 20 km/h on the broad gauge track of the Albion - Jacana line

CityLink’s clever tunnelling technologies

With all of the recent talk about the construction of the Melbourne Metro rail tunnels beneath Swanston Street and the Yarra River, it seems that many people have forgotten how our last major tunnel project was built – CityLink.

West Gate Freeway at CityLink

Theft from Metcard and Myki machines

One might think that leaving steel boxes full of cash on an empty railway station platform would be a temptation for criminals – and it is. So how much damage can then do for their meagre returns?

Armaguard crew do a cash pickup at Southern Cross

Then and now via Google Street View

The other day I was trawling through Google Street View imagery while researching a future blog post, when I discovered something I had almost forgotten about – Google Street View now supports the ‘time’ dimension. So what was I able to find with my time machine?

KFC restaurant - Cnr High Street & Carool Road, Ashburton, Victoria