Archive for December, 2022

Photos from ten years ago: December 2012

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is December 2012. Farewell to Metcard We start the month following the final days of Metcard tickets in Melbourne. Advertisements for Myki appearing in random shopping centres. ‘Myki Mates’ were still at work at CBD tram stops helping passengers come to […]

Then, now and in between at Moonee Ponds

Then, now and in between – this time it is Moonee Ponds station on the Craigieburn line in the inner north-west of Melbourne. Moonee Ponds station opened in 1860 as part of railway line to Essendon built by the private Melbourne and Essendon Railway Company, but closed due to financial issues in 1864, reopening in […]

Rail replacement buses and the 2022 State Election

As the Level Crossing Removal Project and ‘Big Build’ have ramped up across Melbourne in recent years, rail replacement buses have been a constant spectre following those wanting to catch a train. But early November they suddenly disappeared, only to return with a vengeance a few weeks later. But why? Tracking the rail replacement buses […]

Tram replacement bus drama on St Kilda Road

On the weekend I paid a visit to St Kilda Road to check out the works to relocate the tram tracks at Domain Interchange to serve the future Anzac Station, and I noticed one major issue – both Yarra Trams and Rail Projects Victoria have forgotten that people actually like to visit Melbourne, and might […]