Archive for December, 2019

Delivering concrete segments to the Metro Tunnel

The tunnel boring machines responsible for digging Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel started work in August 2019, but the concrete segments that will line the new tunnel have had a much longer journey. Their start their life behind an anonymous gate in Ravenhall, next door to the Regional Rail Link tracks. But the ‘tunnel lining segment manufacturing […]

Perils of design when rebranding a train

In August 2009 the Victorian Government was announced that Connex Melbourne would be dumped as the operator of the Melbourne suburban rail network, replaced by Metro Trains Melbourne. Rolling out a new look The government released a flashy video alongside the media release, featuring an X’Trapolis train bearing the new Metro corporate image. Back in […]