Archive for May, 2023

Photos from ten years ago: May 2013

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is May 2013. Regional Rail Link Work on Regional Rail Link was well underway, with the new flyover outside Fotscray taking shape to carry the new tracks over the Werribee line. And the cutting closer to Footscray was being widened for […]

Railway station seats – are they really that difficult?

You’d think providing seating for waiting passengers at a railway station wouldn’t be difficult to arrange. But over at the Level Crossing Removal Authority they seem to have a lot of trouble achieving it, as this trio of projects goes to show. North Williamstown Station – too high A new low-level railway station at North […]

The saga of concession myki sales at ticket machines

Things move slow in the land of Myki, so I was surprised the other week to discover that that Myki machines can finally sell General Concession, Senior and Child myki cards. Previously they only sold full fare ones. So why was it a problem? When Myki was first rolled out, the cards were bright green, […]

Multi-deck car parks at Melbourne railway stations

Melbourne is a city that has grown to depend on private motor vehicles, with a woeful bus network that fails to connect to the railway lines that do exist. So it isn’t a real surprise to see that ‘park and ride’ car parks have been seen as the solution to the problem. The early years […]

First day at the new Deer Park station

On Monday 24 April 2023 the new elevated station at Deer Park opened as part of the Mt Derrimut Road level crossing removal project, so I headed out there to take a look. Taking a look around The new station has two side platforms, flanking a pair of tracks. The station itself is located on […]