Posts Tagged ‘transport’

PTV hiding their new Oakleigh to Chadstone bus service

For the past few weeks Public Transport Victoria have been running 1/3 page advertisements in Melbourne’s mX newspaper to promote a new bus service. So why can’t I find a mention of it anywhere else? The text of the advertisement reads: Oakleigh to Chadstone high frequency service during shopping hours With buses from Oakleigh every […]

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 […]

Southern Cross – the non-integrated interchange

As the hub of the V/Line network, Southern Cross Station is supposed to be an important interchange between suburban and regional trains. However Metro Trains Melbourne and V/Line don’t like to make it easy for passengers, as these recent changes on the Bourke Street Bridge show.

Bourke Street bridge rather empty

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. So how have they fared when exposed to Australian scrotes?

C2.5103 'Bumblebee 3' on route 96 westbound on Bourke Street at Swanston

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