More COVID-19 related public transport observations

Time flies when you have to stay home, but it’s been a few months since my last round of COVID-19 related public transport observations. So here goes another collection.

Cleaning

‘We’re deep-cleaning and disinfecting this vehicle every day’ stickers have appeared on buses.

'We're deep-cleaning and disinfecting this vehicle every day' sign on a Sita bus

V/Line trains.

'We're deep-cleaning and disinfecting this vehicle every day' sticker on the door of a VLocity train

And Metro trains.

'Keep doorways clear' and 'We're deep-cleaning and disinfecting this vehicle every day' stickers on the door of a Comeng train

At stations

‘Keep your distance where you can’ signage has appeared all over railway stations.

'Keep your distance where you can' signage on the platform at Footscray station

On floors.

'Keep your distance where you can' signage at the Footscray station ticket gates

And walls.

'Keep your distance where you can' signage on the platform at Footscray station

Interestingly all of the above signage lacks any PTV or Victorian Government branding.

Seats inside railway stations waiting room have also been blocked off.

'Seat out of use' signage in the Sunshine station waiting room

In order to enforce social distancing.

Seats cordoned off on the V/Line platform at Footscray station

More posters have also sprung up at railway stations, which as this ‘Keep your distance where you can’ example.

'Keep your distance where you can' poster at a station

The introduction of mandatory face covering and the 8pm curfew saw ‘Reduced nightly services from 8pm to 5am’ and ‘Wear a face covering over your nose and mouth’ posters joining the array.

'Reduced nightly services from 8pm to 5am' and 'Wear a face covering over your nose and mouth' posters have joined the array

At West Footscray there was a ‘Wait for an empty lift’ poster, beside a Department of Health and Human Services ‘Restricted Postcodes’ information sheet.

'Wait for an empty lift' and 'Restricted Postcodes' information posters at West Footscray station

At Footscray station I found that the lift call button had been replaced with a contactless version. I’ve yet to find another examples in my limited travels.

New contactless lift call button installed at Footscray station

Hand sanitiser dispensers have been installed at railway stations.

Touchless hand sanitising station on the concourse at Sunshine station

Buses

The rollout of rear door boarding has extended to bus operators beside Transdev Melbourne.

'Please use the read door' signage on the front door of a Sita bus

A new ‘Top up before you travel’ message added on the side of a bus, following the permanent abolition of cash fares.

New 'Top up before you travel' message added on the side of a bus

With ‘Please touch on and off at the rear doors’ signs being placed over the front myki reader.

'Please touch on and off at the rear doors' sign on the myki reader onboard a Transdev bus

And V/Line

Stations serviced by V/Line trains have seen ‘Travel to regional Victoria is not permitted’ signage put up.

'Travel to regional Victoria is not permitted' signage at Sunshine station

And you can’t blow a whistle with a mask on, so conductors now use an electronic whistle to indicate ‘stand clear’ to passengers.

V/Line conductors now use an electronic whistle to indicate 'all clear'

Wendy Whistle‘ is now on JobKeeper.

'An important message from Wendy Whistle' promotion on the side of VLocity carriage 1337

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3 Responses to “More COVID-19 related public transport observations”

  1. Andrew says:

    The gesture lift call is interesting. I haven’t seen them before.

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