Archive for December, 2015

Photos from ten years ago: August 2005

I started taking photos of trains just over a decade ago. So what a better time to borrow an idea from fellow transport blogger Daniel Bowen, and put together a post looking back in time – starting in August 2005.

View south along Spencer Street

Public Transport Victoria and Melbourne Monopoly

At my local railway station I recently noticed a poster from Public Transport Victoria, stating “We’ve made it to Melbourne Monopoly”. But for me the bigger question is – did the taxpayer have to pay to get there?

PTV poster promoting their involvement with the tacky tourist tripe that is 'Melbourne Monopoly'

Grade separating the Cranbourne line

In November 2015 the Andrews Labor Government announced another four level crossings in Melbourne would be removed – two of which are on the Cranbourne line. While any rail related upgrades are positive, from the information available so far it appears that the work will be just piecemeal upgrades that benefit road users, and not a holistic program to improve the transport network as a whole. So how could the Cranbourne line south of Dandenong be completely grade separated in a cost effective way?

EDI Comeng on an up Cranbourne service passes beneath the Dandenong Bypass overbridge