Archive for June, 2015

Last refuge of Melbourne’s high floor buses

Low floor wheelchair buses are nothing new – it was over two decades ago that they first appeared in Melbourne. You might expect finding an accessible bus shouldn’t be too hard, but unfortunately for anyone who has trouble making their way up stairs, high floor buses are still common in one part of Melbourne.

Sita bus #73 rego 2373AO departs Yarraville with a route 431 service

Theft from Metcard and Myki machines

One might think that leaving steel boxes full of cash on an empty railway station platform would be a temptation for criminals – and it is. So how much damage can then do for their meagre returns?

Armaguard crew do a cash pickup at Southern Cross

First weekday for Regional Rail Link

On the weekend the last part of Regional Rail Link finally opened, with Geelong trains moving onto the new line via the back of Werribee, serving two new stations at Wyndham Vale and Tarneit. I went for a ride on Monday morning to see how the new commuters took to their new service.

VLocity 3VL58 stops at Tarneit with a down Geelong service

Property developers and Regional Rail Link

If there is one thing that property developers love to spruik, it is the proximity of their new housing estate to public transport. In the case of Regional Rail Link, the companies developing land adjacent to the new railway line didn’t even have to wait for the trains to start running.

Looking south towards Lollypop Creek and Greens Road

Arbory Bar eats Flinders Street Station

Back in March 2015 a new bar and restaurant opened at Flinders Street Station, located on the site of the dismantled platform 11.

Looking across to Flinders Street platform 10 from Arbory Bar