Posts Tagged ‘train’

Flagstaff station and weekend services

Flagstaff station is an oddity on Melbourne’s rail network, being the only station not to be open to passengers on the weekend. So how did it end up in this situation? Some background The story starts on May 27th 1985, when Flagstaff station was officially opened by then-Minister for Transport Tom Roper. Initially the entire […]

Another useless next train display from V/Line

The other month I was in Riddells Creek, so I stopped into the local railway station to snap a photo of the next train to pass through. I found a LED display beneath the veranda, that lookslike it should tell intending passengers how long it is until the next train. Unfortunately it does nothing of […]

Change at Footscray for the City Loop?

With no platforms for the Regional Rail Link tracks at North Melbourne, V/Line trains no longer stop at the station, forcing passengers for the City Loop to change trains at Footscray instead. So how much harder is this transfer for commuters?

Siemens 747M arrives into Footscray with a City Loop bound service

What happened to Metro’s station staff promise?

Back in November 2009, Metro Trains Melbourne took over the operation of Melbourne’s suburban rail network, and bringing with them a long list of promised improvements to the system. So how well has their promise to improving staffing levels fared?

Metro Trains Melbourne 'You'll be seeing more station staff' poster from early 2010 still in place

Motorail – loading cars onto a train

‘Motorail’ is a service provided on a handful of long distance trains in Australia, allowing passengers to bring their car along for the ride. So how do they get the cars on and off the train?

Motorail wagon AMRZ 240B with four cars