Posts Tagged ‘wasted money’

Public Transport Victoria fixing the small things

You don’t need to wait for a billions of dollars to drop from the sky to improve Melbourne’s public transport – making small tweaks to existing services and infrastructure can often make things a little better, and for far less money. Unfortunately for us, Public Transport Victoria seems to have misread the memo – as I found the other day.

Main 'PTV Hub' on the concourse at Southern Cross Station

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. While I was waiting, I stumbled upon a rather useless next train display.

N458 leads the up Swan Hill service express through Riddells Creek

MIA – rubbish bins at Melbourne’s stations

Back in September 2014 Public Transport Victoria removed rubbish bins from Melbourne’s railway stations due to the “increased terror alert level”. So where has all of the rubbish ended up?

Rubbish bins also removed from Flagstaff station

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

Melbourne Central’s missing myki machine

At the tram stop outside Melbourne Central Station, there is a black and yellow striped plywood box sitting where the myki machine used to be. So how long has it been missing for?

'Bumblebee' box marks where a Myki machine used to be at the tram stop outside Melbourne Central Station