Posts Tagged ‘Laverton station’

Photos from ten years ago: September 2009

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is September 2009. Around Geelong We start down in the Geelong suburb of Waurn Ponds. Which a decade ago was the southern terminus of the Geelong Ring Road. But work was underway to extend the freeway over the Waurn Ponds Creek […]

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

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 […]

Why are Melbourne railway footbridges so high?

You might have noticed something about Melbourne’s railway station footbridges – they are bloody high, with long ramps and stairs leading up to them. So why do they need to be so high above the tracks?

EDI Comeng train arrives into Sunshine station on the up

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 […]