Posts Tagged ‘train’

Napthine’s train crashes Daniel Andrews’ party

Politicians have been influencing the direction of Melbourne’s rail network for decades, but down on the Frankston line the removal of the North Road, McKinnon Road and Centre Road level crossings has seen the decisions of two former political foes collide, with no acknowledgement from either side.

X'Trapolis 183M approaches the newly rebuilt low level station at McKinnon with a down Frankston service

“My other car is a hi-rail excavator”

Right now works are underway across Melbourne to remove level crossings from Melbourne’s rail network, resulting in busier car parks as commuters try to avoid rail replacement bus services. However the vehicle I found in the temporary Blackburn station car park takes the cake.

Hi-rail excavator parked in the Blackburn station's temporary replacement car park

Photos from ten years ago: April 2006

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – April 2006, which was somehow a very quiet month for me.

88M and 129M at Southern Cross Station

Photos from ten years ago: March 2006

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time March 2006.

4D at the back of the train

Departure side platforms and St Albans station

Recently in the new the idea of ‘departure side platforms’ was floated as a way to reduce traffic congestion at railway station level crossings. So what are they, and where have they been used in Melbourne before?

Arriving into the down platform at Seacliff: the up platform is on the 'other' departure side of the level