Posts Tagged ‘Melbourne’

Photos from ten years ago: November 2012

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is November 2012. Sparks to Sunbury We start the month at Sunbury station, which was in the final days of being a station only served by V/Line trains. Upgraded as part of the Sunbury Electrification Project, the new overhead wires had […]

Wider Network Enhancements and the Metro Tunnel project

One of the marketing lines for Metro Tunnel project is ‘More trains across Melbourne’ – both for the railway lines which will run through the new tunnel under Melbourne, and those which won’t. So how does that work? The PR puff pieces Over on the State Government’s ‘Big Build’ website they give a high level […]

Photos from ten years ago: October 2012

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is October 2012. Building it up, tear it down We start off in the Melbourne CBD, where the Emporium Melbourne shopping centre was emerging inside the gutted facade of Myer’s Lonsdale Street store. The complex opened a few years later in […]

Protecting the Metro Tunnel from flooding

The October 2022 Maribyrnong River flood in Melbourne’s west has reminded many that urban areas are not immune from being inundated with water. But what does this mean for the Metro Tunnel portal at South Kensington, located just a short distance from the river? Photo via Adam Bandt The flooding The recent Maribyrnong River flood […]

Don’t get comfortable – the Southern Cross Station waiting room

Despite being an architect’s wet dream, Southern Cross Station isn’t exactly a nice place to wait for a train – diesel exhaust fills the air, and a cacophony of idling engines assault your ears. But there is an escape – there is an enclosed waiting room. But one problem it’s just become less and less […]