Archive for August, 2013

How deep are Melbourne’s City Loop tunnels?

Melbourne’s City Loop – if you racing to catch a train from the lowest level of Parliament station, it feels like you are taking a journey to the centre of the earth. But how deep are the stations in reality?

Climbing out of Parliament station

A tale of mistargeted Facebook advertising

The other day I was scrolling down my Facebook news feed, when I came across a “Suggested Post” for the ‘Village Sounds’ over 28s night at the Village Green Hotel. So how the hell did it get there?

A mistargeted Facebook advertisement

The forgotten mural at Melbourne Central station

For most rail passengers passing through Melbourne Central, their main point of access is the Swanston Street entrance – it connects directly to the main atrium of the adjacent shopping centre, and lead towards the largest number of tram connections. However if you take the Elizabeth Street entrance, you’ll find something different on the concourse.

Construction worker

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