Posts Tagged ‘Footscray’

Belt and braces – why Melbourne stations have lifts and ramps

Last week I detailed the accident of history that saw ramps being favoured over stairs on Melbourne’s railway network, despite the absence of any requirement to provide easy access for people with disabilities. So how has the network developed since then, and why have a combination of lifts and ramps become the current standard? Entering […]

Selling off parkland on Buckley Street, Footscray

Parkland has become a hot button topic in the inner Melbourne suburb of Footscray, with 2016 seeing members of the local community lobbying state and local government to allow surplus railway land to be turned over to the public as open space, and not sold for development. But on Buckley Street the government is doing something even more shameful – selling off former parkland as a development site.

Photos from ten years ago: January 2007

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is January 2007.

Footbridge at Roxburgh Park station in place

Western Bulldogs ride the St Albans line

Back in April 2016 the Western Bulldogs pulled out a rather clever banner for their game against North Melbourne – the rail theme is what caught my eye.

Western Bulldogs banner - "The only place North Melbourne should be ahead of Footscray is on the St Albans line"

Change at Footscray for the City Loop?

With no platforms for the Regional Rail Link tracks at North Melbourne, V/Line trains no longer stop at the station, forcing passengers for the City Loop to change trains at Footscray instead. So how much harder is this transfer for commuters?

Siemens 747M arrives into Footscray with a City Loop bound service