Posts Tagged ‘level crossings’

Then, now and in between the Toorak Road level crossing

Then, now and in between – let’s take a look at the Toorak Road level crossing on the Glen Waverley line near Kooyong. In the early years the level crossing was protected by a set of hand gates, opened and closed by a staff member for every passing train, and spending their downtime in the […]

Level crossing removals in 1920s Melbourne

Given all of the work currently underway in Melbourne to remove level crossings in Melbourne, you might think that it’s a new idea. But it is nothing of the sort – the problem was first identified a century ago, and a start made to address it. SLV photo H2001.308/2928 Work kicks off Large scale removal […]

Photos from ten years ago: April 2011

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is April 2011. On the road to Ballarat We start off on the Western Highway headed to Ballarat, where work was underway on the $200 million Anthony’s Cutting upgrade outside Melton. The winding road over Djerriwarrh Creek was about to be […]

When is a platform tram stop not accessible?

Last week I had a look at tram stops that are triply inaccessible – where the only way to leave the tram stop is a set of stairs. But there is another feature of tram stop platforms that render them inaccessible – inconsistent platform heights. A tale of legacy platform stops Melbourne has a number […]

Melbourne’s triply inaccessible tram stops

The inaccessibility of Melbourne’s tram network is well known, thanks to hundreds of high floor trams still making up the fleet and modern low floor trams still using old fashioned street level tram stops. However there is a handful of tram stops that have a third level of inaccessibility – the only way to access […]