Archive for February, 2016

Royal Children’s Hospital redevelopment design stuffup

I’ve written about the Royal Children’s Hospital redevelopment before – in particular the demolition of the old hospital – but this time I’m revisiting the subject after I stumbled upon an interesting article in The Age.

"Royal Children's Hospital" sign still in place on the 1960s cream brick

Photos from ten years ago: February 2006

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time February 2006.

'Typewriters Galore' in the main street of Geelong

Level crossing removals trigger flying pigs

A few years ago removing Melbourne’s level crossings might have seemed like a “when pigs fly” idea, but today it is coming true – just with miniature police stations taking to the air, not pigs.

Piling rig and mobile crane in place on the western side of the St Albans work site

V/Line stations trumps Metro for passenger information

I visited Wyndham Vale station recently, and was pleasantly surprised by the amount of next train information made available to passengers.

VLocity 3VL47 and classmate lead an up service into Wyndham Vale

Melbourne’s trenched railways are also ugly

This week the Herald Sun ran a piece titled “Suburban sky rail: Spin vs reality”, featuring ugly examples of elevated rail in Melbourne, covered in graffiti and littered with rubbish. For the purposes of comparison, here are some equally unattractive examples of railway lines being sunk beneath the road.

3-car X'Trapolis set on the Alamein shuttles shunts into siding 'A' at Camberwell