Posts Tagged ‘buses’

Upgrading Melbourne’s railway network in the 1970s

Recently I came across a 1973 Bureau of Transport Economics report titled “Review of Public Transport Investment Proposals for Australian Capital Cities“, which listed 16 upcoming public transport projects for Melbourne. But five decades later, how many of these projects actually went ahead? South Kensington – Footscray railway quadruplication In 1973 work on this project […]

Photos from ten years ago: February 2011

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is February 2011. Rails out west We start outside Footscray, where I captured a V/Line train sharing the suburban tracks on the way to the city. In 2010 it was announced that Regional Rail Link would expand the cutting from four […]

‘Blaze it’ on Melbourne’s route 420 bus

Everyone loves to chuckle when the route 69 tram is mentioned, but there is another Melbourne public transport route with a number worth a smirk – route 420 from Sunshine to Watergardens via Deer Park. Melbourne’s first route 420 bus route ran from St Albans to East St Albans, and was operated by the Footscray […]

More COVID-19 related public transport observations

Time flies when you have to stay home, but it’s been a few months since my last round of COVID-19 related public transport observations. So here goes another collection. Cleaning ‘We’re deep-cleaning and disinfecting this vehicle every day’ stickers have appeared on buses. V/Line trains. And Metro trains. At stations ‘Keep your distance where you […]

How do you pronounce a bus route number?

The other week somebody on Facebook made a divisive comment – “If you refer to a bus number as its numerical value rather than as single digits, you’re what is wrong with this world”. So how do you pronounce a bus route number? I posed that very question on a bus spotting discussion group years […]