Posts Tagged ‘wasted money’

‘Something, Say Something’ at Flagstaff station

A week or two ago, Flagstaff station was blanketed in yellow posters reading “If You See Something, Say Something”. It is part of a Victorian Government scaremongering campaign, which was launched after the national terrorism alert level was raised to “high” last month. As a regular reader of my blog, you should know that that […]

Taking the politics out of transport planning?

Back in 2010, then leader of the Liberal Party, Ted Baillieu said “Victoria badly needs a new, independent, statutory authority to plan, co-ordinate and manage our public transport system”. So how well has this commitment to taking politics out of transport planning fared?

What is inside a PSO pod?

Have you ever wondered what lurks inside the blue and white buildings that have appeared at most railway stations across Melbourne? They are used by Protective Services Officers once they start duty at 6 PM every night, and cost a shitload of money to build.

Completed Baillieu Box at Newmarket station

‘Moving Victoria’ and changing billboards

Back at the end of 2013 I found this billboard beside the Deer Park Bypass at Caroline Springs, featuring yet another advertisement for the Liberal Government’s ‘Moving Victoria’ program. So what does it look like today?

'Moving Victoria' billboard promoting Regional Rail Link beside the Deer Park bypass at Caroline Springs

How many times can one Myki gate break?

How many times can one Myki gate break? I catch the train to work every day, and always carry a camera with me – so if one gate has a habit of breaking, then I’m going to catch it!

'Temporary Unavailable' at Flagstaff station due to a broken barrier paddle