Posts Tagged ‘Adelaide’

Insulated fences beside electrified railways

On my travels outside Victoria I’ve noticed something curious whenever I see an electrified railways – insulated fences.

Set K82 arrives into Circular Quay on the City Inner track

Photos from ten years ago: June 2010

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is June 2010. A different skyline The skyline west end of the Melbourne CBD was much emptier. Melbourne Star observation wheel still in pieces. Nothing behind Southern Cross Station. Or Docklands Stadium. Worries of flammable cladding yet to come. The asbestos […]

Melbourne Metro and West Footscray station

The other day I stumbled across an interesting titbit on the Melbourne Metro website – they are planning to build a third platform at West Footscray. So what is the thinking behind the project?

The trams that Melbourne rejected

Buying a new tram for Melbourne isn’t like buying a new car – they cost a few million dollars each, and even if you had that much money ready to spend, one can’t exactly head down to your local dealer and pick one up off the shelf. Instead, the purchase of new trams involve long and convoluted tender processes, and lots of due diligence – a process that has occasionally seen trams from other cities operate in Melbourne.

W8.959 westbound outside Flinders Street Station

How to tow a broken down bus?

What happens when a bus breaks down? You send in one bad-ass looking tow truck to haul away.