Trains

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

Dynamic directional signs at Melbourne railway stations

The other week I wrote about Public Transport Victoria’s plans to make it easier for passengers to navigate through Flinders Street Station by making the wayfinding signage clearer to follow – but during my travels around Me;bourne’s rail network, I’ve spotted a different way to help passengers on their way – directional signage that adapts […]

Did the Kennett Government do anything good for public transport in Victoria?

When most people reflect upon the 1990s Liberal government led by Jeff Kennett, they remember it as a time of ideologically driven cutbacks to public transport. However the truth is a little more complex, with one being able to argue that they were actually setting out to make improvements to the system – for better […]

Photos from ten years ago: May 2008

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is May 2008. ‘Crate Men’ were appearing all over Melbourne – I found this example beside the railway line at Newport. Also at Newport I came across a port shuttle train with a load of containers from the CRT Logistics terminal […]

How to find your train at Flinders Street Station

You have arrived at Flinders Street Station and you’re trying to find where your trains leaves – so where do you look? You’re probably going to look at one of these screens – but what order are the trains being displayed in? It isn’t alphabetical – South Morang occupies the first two slots. Is it […]

Rail replacement trucks for the Frankston line

During May and June 2018 no trains are running on the Frankston line beyond Carrum due to level crossing removal works, with passengers being transported on rail replacement buses. But they aren’t the only ones being disrupted – freight trains are also being replaced by road transport. Twice a day a 40 wagon long train […]