Trains

You can find pages and pages of posts about trains here: if that isn’t enough, there is plenty more beyond this site!

Treasury Square – the Gas and Fuel Buildings reborn?

In late 2019 the Victorian Government launched an expression of interest process for the ‘Treasury Square’ square site in Melbourne, located next to the railway tracks between Exhibition and Flinders Streets, and Wellington Parade South. But don’t get too excited about a brand new park over the railway tracks – the project is more like […]

Confusion abounds on route 48d to Kew

Every morning a handful of route 48d trams trundle through the Melbourne CBD – but keep your wits about you, if you think they are anything like a route 48 tram without the ‘d’. They might start at the Victoria Harbour terminus at Docklands. And run down Collins Street. But after Spring Street they don’t […]

Photos from ten years ago: January 2010

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is January 2010. Built it up Construction work on the Laverton Rail Upgrade project on the Werribee line has been a recent theme – we see that work on the third platform was almost done. Along with the new footbridge. Another […]

William Street upgrades and forgotten route 605 bus

During December 2019 a massive upgrade was completed on William Street in the Melbourne CBD, with platform stops built for tram passengers and separated bike lanes for cyclists. But there was one mode of transport that has completely been forgotten as part of the work – the route 605 bus. Some history Blink and you’d […]

Daniel Andrews, Merry Christmas and Wikimedia Commons

It was the day before Christmas, and Daniel Andrews’ social media team shared a ‘Free Public Transport on Christmas Day’ post. Not everyone can rely on Dancer and Prancer to get them around tomorrow. So we're putting on free public transport right around Victoria. Merry Christmas. pic.twitter.com/q8SesyxQ5H — Dan Andrews (@DanielAndrewsMP) December 24, 2019 My […]