Archive for June, 2013

Melbourne’s plague of advertising covered bikes

Earlier this year local newspaper The Age ran a piece detailing the plague of advertising covered bicycles that have appeared on bike racks around the Melbourne CBD. So how widespread are they?

'VCE study centre' advertising tied to a parked bike on Collins Street

Ascot Vale railway station: then and now

Here is Ascot Vale station, one of two hundred and something railway stations located on Melbourne’s suburban railway network. So what happens if we jump back about 100 years in our trusty time machine?

Melbourne's Ascot Vale railway station in 2012

Another day, another tram vs car accident

In afternoon peak, Flemington Road in Parkville is a barely moving quagmire of motorists heading out of the city bound for the Tullamarine Freeway. Meanwhile trams get to fly past at their normal pace, thanks to the solid yellow line separating them from the traffic lanes. So what happens when the two meet?

The last thing you want after hitting a tram is a camera flash going off in your face...

Another Melbourne CBD tram stop removed

Over the past few years Yarra Trams have been closing tram stops all over the Melbourne CBD, as they embark on a program of building new platform stops that provide level access to the modern fleet of low floor trams. The most recent removal is stop 121 at the corner of Bourke and Spencer Streets, used by trams on routes 75 and 86.

Removed tram stop 121 at Bourke & Spencer Streets, for routes 75 and 86

Racing Cathy Freeman at Scienceworks

If you grew up in Melbourne during the 1990s, you probably went on at least one school excursion to the Scienceworks Museum, located in the inner-western suburb of Spotswood.

Main entry to the Scienceworks museum at Spotswood, Melbourne