Posts Tagged ‘transport’

Refreshing Melbourne’s ‘Bumblebee’ trams

Back in 2008 Melbourne’s tram network was overflowing with passengers, so Yarra Trams turned to a different tactic to address it – they imported five secondhand trams from France to expand their fleet. Known as the ‘C2′ class trams in Melbourne, these five-section Alstom Citadis 302 trams were originally built for the French city 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? With the current setup at Footscray, each set of platforms is in effect a […]

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 one of these promises fared? Improving staffing levels on the network was one promise Metro made, as found in this media release […]

Brisbane’s multi-coloured rail network map

A few weeks ago I made my way north to Brisbane, where I caught plenty of trains. However it was the next train display boards at the main entrance to Roma Street Station that caught my eye – they were colour coded.

PIDS outside the main entrance at Roma Street station

Trainspotting on a flying visit to Sydney

A few weeks I made a flying visit to Sydney, as I made my way home to Melbourne from Cairns. I might have only spent an hour at Sydney Airport while I waited for my connecting flight, but I did manage to see a few trains along the way.

8173 shunting container wagons at Cooks River yard