Archive for November, 2014

Regional Rail Link platforms and North Melbourne

As part of the construction of Regional Rail Link, V/Line trains that once stopped at North Melbourne now bypass the station, forcing passengers to change trains elsewhere. So why was the stop removed?

VLocity VL04 leads a down Geelong train past North Melbourne station on the RRL tracks

Those little plastic bumps along railway platforms

Have you ever wondered about those little plastic bumps along the edge of railway station platforms, and how they are installed?

You missed a spot! (or dozen!)

What happened to Metro’s station staff promise?

Back in November 2009, Metro Trains Melbourne took over the operation of Melbourne’s suburban rail network, and bringing with them a long list of promised improvements to the system. So how well has their promise to improving staffing levels fared?

Metro Trains Melbourne 'You'll be seeing more station staff' poster from early 2010 still in place