Posts Tagged ‘City Loop’

Photos from ten years ago: September 2011

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is September 2011. The changing railway scene This month I headed out east to the site of the new Lynbrook station. Located on the Cranbourne line between Dandenong and Merinda Park, it opened to passengers in April 2012. I also visited […]

Down the library and another case of deja vu

Over the years I’ve read so many books about trains and taken so many photos of them, that each train starts to blur into each other – but my recent experience at the library was a new one. I was flicking through a copy of “Engineering Marvels of Australia – Australia’s Railways” by Alison Hidek […]

Metro Trains Melbourne managing overcrowded platforms

As Melbourne grows so has congestion, as public transport infrastructure struggles to keep up. But it isn’t just trains becoming overcrowded – the platforms they stop at are also bursting at the seams – but with much more serious consequences if someone falls onto the tracks. As a result, Metro Trains Melbourne has tried various […]

Turns out congestion at Flagstaff was nothing new

Way back in 2012 I wrote Chronic commuter congestion fills Flagstaff on the ever increasing number of train passengers travelling to the CBD, and the delays caused by them passing through the ticket gates to exit the station. But it appears that this problem is nothing new, as this August 2002 item from Newsrail is […]

Melbourne’s rail network emergency response vehicles

If something ever goes wrong in Melbourne’s City Loop tunnels, emergency responders need a way to get to the scene of the incident. The first problem Walking along the tracks will take forever – each section of concrete slab track has a hole in the middle! So emergency trolleys were provided at each entrance to […]