Posts Tagged ‘Melbourne’

What passes for ‘Transit Orientated Development’ in Melbourne’s west

Transit Orientated Development is a process that maximises the amount of residential, business and leisure space within walking distance of public transport. But at railway stations in Melbourne’s growing western suburbs, the development is anything but. Caroline Springs We start out at Caroline Springs station, located between town and the tip. A massive car park […]

Filling the gap between the carriages

For many year the gap between the train and the platform has been of concern to safety regulators. But there is another gap that people can also fall down – that between the carriages. Mind the gap This can be seen on Melbourne’s fleet of Siemens trains. The carriages are linked by rubber intercarriage gangeways. […]

A deep dive into wheelie bin lid colours

One might think the colours of wheelie bin lids would be a simple matter – but it isn’t – something that I discovered when I paid a visit to a mate in the City of Wyndham. Taking out the rubbish in Wyndham Red for rubbish and yellow for recycling? Nope! In the Wyndham their rubbish […]

High Capacity Metro Trains finally taking passengers

With the first High Capacity Metro Train having just carried passengers, it is hard to believe that work started on the High Capacity Metro Trains project way back in 2016. Here is a look back at how they got here. Construction Design work kicked off in 2017, with a mockup train built for stakeholder consultation, […]

Photos from ten years ago: December 2010

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is December 2010. Coming home We start this month in the air, as I flew home after a trip to Hong Kong. Flying over the industrial areas of the western suburbs. And I was lucky enough to spot a freight train […]