Posts Tagged ‘level crossings’

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 […]

When temporary platforms trump permanent stations

Back in 2015 work on removing the Main Road level crossing in St Albans was in full swing, and I noticed a curious situation – the ‘temporary’ St Albans platform 2 was better constructed than many railway stations in Melbourne! The good The platform was smooth and level, with plenty of room for passengers. With […]

Level crossings replacing level crossings

It might seem strange, but as the Level Crossing Removal Project separates road and rail across Melbourne’s railway network, a new kind of level crossing is appearing in their place for a specific purpose – road rail access pads for maintenance vehicles. Road–rail vehicles Many different kinds of road–rail vehicle exist, ready to assist with […]

Level crossing screw ups on the Werribee line

In November 2020 the Werribee line was shut down for one week to enable the Level Crossing Removal Authority to work on the removal of the Cherry Street and Werribee Street level crossings in Werribee. However just before the planned reopening date, a “signalling fault” saw the closure extended by one week, and then by […]