Archive for April, 2023

Photos from ten years ago: April 2013

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is April 2013. Regional Rail Link We start the month at Footscray station, where work was well underway on building the two new suburban platforms beside Irving Street. A whole lot of digging was required in what was once a car […]

Precast concrete from Benalla with love

Right now work on the West Gate Tunnel Project is well underway, with 1500 tonnes of precast concrete tunnel lining, bridge and viaduct elements making up the tangle of elevated roads and underground tunnels coming from an unlikely location – 200 kilometres away at Benalla in north-east Victoria. Precast concrete everywhere The most obvious usage […]

Weekend overcrowding on the Geelong line

Since 31 March 2023 fares for V/Line services have been cut in price, with a maximum daily fare of $9.20 now applying for any journey no matter how far in Victoria you travel. There have been fears that this might lead to overcrowded trains – but this was happening before the fare cut, as my […]

Skyrail bridges and precast concrete

With the Level Crossing Removal Project in full swing, new road and road bridges are taking shape all across Melbourne. But where does all of the precast concrete come from? In the beginning For many decades, precast concrete ‘Super T’ girders have been the goto design for new road and rail bridges. With concrete poured […]