Posts Tagged ‘Melbourne’

Stuck fast on a Swanston Street tram stop

Idiots driving through the tram stops on Swanston Street isn’t anything new – but I was in the right place at the right time during my lunchtime walk, when I spotted yet another vehicle ignore the NO ENTRY signs and drive through the tram stop on Swanston Street.

'Yeah, you're stuck'

On the bus – public transport to Fishermans Bend

Fishermans Bend is supposed to be Melbourne’s next new urban development precinct, but there is something lacking – decent public transport. On the bus The Fishermans Bend urban renewal area has been divided into four precincts. With permits already granted for high rise development across much of the Montague Precinct. But no plans have been […]

Above the clocks at Flinders Street Station

Everyone knows the clocks at Flinders Street Station – but have you ever stood and taken a closer look at the arched leadlight window located above? The detail of the windows is best viewed from inside the station, looking back out. I first took a close look at the windows in August 2009, and noticed […]

Melbourne’s rail network emergency response vehicles

If something ever goes wrong in Melbourne’s City Loop tunnels, emergency responders need a way to get to the scene of the incident. The first problem Walking along the tracks will take forever – each section of concrete slab track has a hole in the middle! So emergency trolleys were provided at each entrance to […]

Looking back at Transdev Melbourne’s fleet maintenance crisis

In December 2018 it was announced that Melbourne bus operator Transdev would not have their contract renewed, thanks to years of poor performance since taking over a third of Melbourne’s bus services in 2013. But it wasn’t just garden variety late running and chronically dirty buses that led to the company being dropped, but something […]