Posts Tagged ‘level crossings’

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. Minimising the […]

Geelong’s most accident prone boom gates?

I’m not sure what is in the water down in Geelong, but the boom gates at the North Shore Road / Station Street level crossing next to North Shore station seem to spend more time under cars than stopping them. October 31, 2013 A broken boom gate at North Shore station. We now have police […]

Looking back at Reservoir’s rejected grade separation project

With work about to start on the grade separation of the High Street in Reservoir, it seems like a good time to look back at the missed opportunities of the past. Five roads meet at the level crossing: High Street Edwardes Street Broadway Cheddar Road Spring Street Forming a tangle of roads at the level […]

The trains are dry, but the neighbours aren’t

So you have paid heed to Melbourne’s history of railway flash flooding, and flood proofed your rail under road grade separation. But there is something you can’t fix as easily – flooding out anyone living beside the train trench. Flooding out the sandbelt In 2016 the level crossings on the Frankston line at North Road, […]

Sending rail under road, minus the swimming pool

Recent years have seen many new rail under road grade separations built across Melbourne, yet they don’t turn into swimming pools every time it rains. You can’t use the rest of the network as a model – flash flooding is a common sight across Melbourne’s poorly maintained rail system – so how do they stay […]