Archive for November, 2023

Photos from ten years ago: November 2013

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is November 2013. Trains We start the month with an ongoing project – Regional Rail Link. Work was underway to make room for a third pair of tracks through Footscray. And the rebuilt station was starting to take shape. Meanwhile at […]

First public HCMT services on the Sunbury line

On 30 October 2023 the first High Capacity Metro Train carried passengers on the Sunbury line, with two morning peak hour services running direct from Sunbury direct to Flinders Street and then through to Pakenham. I went out to ride it for myself. But first, some background The first High Capacity Metro Train carried passengers […]

A new life for a retired PTV bus

The other night out in St Kilda I saw an interesting looking bus – painted all black with a massive ‘Addikted To Ink’ logo on the side, it looked like one of the buses that Transdev Melbourne used to operate in Melbourne. But was it? Looking up the company name, I found the bus featured […]

Why do V/Line and Metro Trains have their own ticket offices?

The other week over on Reddit somebody asked why there was a V/Line branded ticket office at Box Hill station, despite the fact that no V/Line trains run there. The answer – it’s a long one, of course. In the beginning Back in the “good old days” paper tickets ruled the railways, each one of […]