Posts Tagged ‘Victoria’

Footscray’s useless next train displays

The newly expanded Footscray station – last week I dissected the new but misleading next train displays on the V/Line platforms, but now I’ll look at a bigger problem – the useless next train displays on the main concourses. The problem – Footscray station now has six platforms, yet passengers are only told the next […]

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

Yarra Trams, the British Invasion and 457 visas

Earlier this week Yarra Trams staff held a rally outside head office to protest the recent sackings of tram drivers, as well as union claims of harsh treatment by management. However it was something else that caught my interest.

'Shadow Minister for Road Safety and the TAC' Luke Donnellan addresses the RTBU rally outside the Yarra Trams office

Melbourne Rail Link – the trains of tomorrow, from yesterday!

As part of the 2014-15 Victoria State Budget, Denis Napthine unveiled his new “Melbourne Rail Link” vision for the city with a flashy video. Other people have already dissected the project, so instead I’m dive into the dribble filled pit of railfan minutiae.

Melbourne "Next Generation" train with five doors per side