Posts Tagged ‘buses’

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 […]

Bike lanes and bus stops on Southbank Boulevard

In 2018 the City of Melbourne started work to transform Southbank Boulevard, reclaiming underused roadways to create 2.5 hectares of public space and neighbourhood parkland for the people of Southbank, Melbourne’s most densely populated suburb. Something new Work started at the eastern section of Southbank Boulevard and was completed in three stages. Stage 1 A […]

Missed opportunities and Melbourne’s new hybrid buses

Back in April 2019 Daniel Andrews and the Minister for Public Transport were shouting ‘Melbourne first hybrid buses’ from the rooftops. But the reality is different – they’re not Melbourne’s first hybrid buses, we’re still buying hundreds of conventional diesel buses, and technology has already overtaken us. CDC Melbourne photo Some background Here is the […]

Forgotten lessons from rail replacement buses

During April 2019 buses have been replacing trains on the Pakenham, Cranbourne and Frankston lines between the Melbourne CBD and Caulfield, altering the travel plans of thousands of train passengers each day. The replacement buses haven’t been running smoothly for various reasons – in part due to lessons from the past being forgotten.

'Temp bus lane starts in 2 weeks' sign eastbound on Ballarat Road at Sunshine

On the bus – public transport to Fishermans Bend

Fishermans Bend is supposed to be Melbourne’s next new urban development precinct, but there is something lacking – decent public transport. On the bus The Fishermans Bend urban renewal area has been divided into four precincts. With permits already granted for high rise development across much of the Montague Precinct. But no plans have been […]