Posts Tagged ‘Connex Melbourne’

Photos from ten years ago: November 2009

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is November 2009. New infrastructure Work on the new platform at Laverton was well underway, with tracks laid but not connected. At Footscray station the new footbridge was starting to look real. But the rickety old timber bridge was still in […]

Photos from ten years ago: August 2009

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is August 2009.

Cleared area beside platform 4

The ‘flyer train’ fad of the mid-2000s

Last week I wrote about the history of third track proposal between Box Hill and Ringwood – and now to look at a transport fad of the 2000s: ‘flyer trains’. Rail patronage was still in the doldrums during the early-2000s, so transport planners floated the idea of off-peak express trains between the Melbourne CBD and […]

Extending the third track from Box Hill to Ringwood

Passengers on the Lilydale and Belgrave lines get the most express services of any line on the Melbourne rail network, thanks to the separate ‘express’ and ‘local’ tracks that run between Box Hill and the CBD. So what work would be needed to extend the track further east to Ringwood? Some history Originally built to […]

Photos from ten years ago: June 2009

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is June 2009. Remember how open and spacious Southern Cross Station used to be? Nevermore! But one thing that has changed for the better is the queue to buy V/Line tickets – on the Friday night before the Queens Birthday long […]