Posts Tagged ‘Victoria’

Confusing network maps from V/line

Back in April 2014 Public Transport Victoria released a draft of an easier to read train map for Melbourne, and not a minute too soon – the current version implies non-existent options routes such as a Sunbury to Upfield line. So what about the V/Line network map? It suffers from one major defect – the […]

Waurn Ponds trains skipping Marshall station

With the opening of the new Waurn Ponds railway station back in October 2014, V/Line had to modify their Geelong line timetable so that trains could actually serve the new station. It is on this new timetable that I found an oddity – two early morning trains bound for Waurn Ponds that stop at every station except for Marshall. So what is the reason for this move?

V/Line Geelong line timetable - Waurn Ponds train runs express through Marshall station

Melbourne’s exploding Siemens trains

Last week Melbourne’s railway network almost came to a grinding halt when industrial action threatened to pull dozens of trains of service. So how did Metro Trains Melbourne find themselves in that situation?

Siemens 729M approaches South Kensington on a down Werribee service

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?

PTV advertisement in mX promoting the high frequency bus service between Oakleigh station and Chadstone shopping centre

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