Posts Tagged ‘V/Line’

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

Precursor plans for Regional Rail Link

At the moment the biggest rail project in Melbourne is the 47.5 km long Regional Rail Link. Intended to provide extra track capacity to the western suburbs of Melbourne, and due for completion in early 2016 after five years of construction, how long has the idea for a railway along this route existed?

Station building completed, but with the tracks still to come

Public transport timekeeping troubles

On the weekend Victoria switched over the daylight savings time. Meanwhile on the railways, they have some trouble of their own keeping track of time.

V/Line operates on 24 hour time, Metro uses 12 hour time

The saga of Caroline Springs railway station

All over Melbourne’s growth areas, new railway stations are a commonly requested big ticket item. For the western suburb of Caroline Springs, they almost got one, only for it to be taken away at the last minute.

Signals and darkened skies at Deer Park

Regional Rail Link and diesel generators

Over the past few months I have been following the progress of work on the Regional Rail Link project – the one thing that stuck me as odd was the vast proliferation of diesel generator sets at the site offices along the route.

Diesel genset running 24 hours a day at the Footscray site office, despite mains power being a few metres away