Posts Tagged ‘level crossings’

Rail replacement buses and the 2022 State Election

As the Level Crossing Removal Project and ‘Big Build’ have ramped up across Melbourne in recent years, rail replacement buses have been a constant spectre following those wanting to catch a train. But early November they suddenly disappeared, only to return with a vengeance a few weeks later. But why? Tracking the rail replacement buses […]

Photos from ten years ago: July 2012

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is July 2012. Off to Sydney We start this month at Melbourne Airport, where the terminal was in disarray on July 18. But staff shortages weren’t to blame this time – but a power outage. Leaving the split-flap display board in […]

Level crossing boom barriers – timber or metal?

If you take a close look a level crossing, you might’ve noticed something about the boom barriers used to prevent cars driving onto the tracks. Some are made of metal. Aluminium channel to be specific. And others are made of timber. Two separate pieces, tied together to form a truss. So what gives? The answer […]

Photos from ten years ago: December 2011

Another month, another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is December 2011. Christmas in the CBD Christmas decorations were everywhere. Crowds aplenty to see the Myer Christmas Windows. With the massive ‘Merry Christmas’ sign at Flinders Street Station finally finished! And Yarra Trams even rolled out a Christmas […]

‘Signs you’re doing it wrong’ at Mentone station

I paid a visit to Mentone recently, taking a look at the new station opened in July 2021 following the removal of the Balcombe Road level crossing. However there are a few ‘signs’ that the Level Crossing Removal Authority’s design is flawed. On leaving the station, I found a loooong flight of steps linking the […]