Posts Tagged ‘train’

V/Line’s new but misleading next train displays

Last week another part of the Regional Rail Link project opened to passengers – the pair of V/Line-only tracks between Southern Cross Station and Sunshine. Along with these tracks are two new platforms at Footscray station, which were provided with a new style of next train display screen. Can you spot the errors?

New V/Line next train displays displaying non-stations like Parwan Loop, as well as superfluous express running

Give with one hand, take with another

All over Melbourne, the Liberal Government is covering the city with posters promoting cuts to zone 2 public transport fares, as part of their ‘Moving Victoria’ propaganda campaign. Meanwhile a more insidious fare rise is hiding in the wings, yet to be publicised.

The recent 'Free CBD trams and cheaper fares' election promise already promoted as part of the existing 'Moving Victoria' campaign

Newspapers using the “wrong” train photos

If you are interested in trains like I am, then you probably spend a lot of time online discussing the latest rail related news stories with fellow railfans. Over the years I have discovered an extremely common thread of discussion – the “wrong photo” complaint.

Victoria Police media release involving the Craigieburn line, featuring an XTrapolis train

Demolishing Newmarket’s station building

Just over a year ago I first wrote about the crumbling station building at Newmarket, and now I’ve got an update – Metro Trains Melbourne wants to demolish half of the structure.

Work being carried out to the soon to be demolished citybound station building

Missing maintenance at Melbourne Central Station

With Melbourne Central being one of the most used railway stations in Melbourne, you would think regular maintenance would be a priority. Unfortunately the reality is very different, as my list of items that require repairs show.

EDI Comeng arrives into Melbourne Central